Wednesday 13 December 2017

We haven't seen the last of Roy

HOWEVER Roy Keane's football career finally ends, it is already one of the most extraordinary in the game, both as a player and a manager. It is not just the highs and lows, although they have been extreme, but the fiery, intransigent, and ultimately baffling character of the man himself.

That turbulent career may not be over yet. His sacking from Ipswich Town has seemed inevitable for some weeks, as defeat followed defeat. Yet it is hard to believe that such a towering figure is ready to quit; still less that there are not other clubs ready to take a chance with him.

Or even countries. The dream of many an Irish fan would be to have Keane manage the national team. After the dramas of Saipan, when a frustrated Keane abandoned the squad, that seems an impossible dream. Far too much bad blood still flows.

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