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Tuesday 25 June 2019

WATCH: Roy Keane admits he regrets writing his first autobiography with Eamon Dunphy

Roy Keane and Eamon Dunphy (inset)
Roy Keane and Eamon Dunphy (inset)

Roy Keane had admitted he regrets writing his first autobiography in 2002, as he admitted he should have waited to finish his career before publishing an autobiography that was ghost written by Eamon Dunphy.

Keane's book with Dunphy was released shortly after his explosive departure from the Ireland squad prior to the World Cup finals, with the huge sales little consolation to the former Ireland skipper as he reflects on the book now.

"The first book was a certainly a mistake," Keane told NottsTV. "You get drawn into situations, get book offers and think it might be a good experience. That was a mistake because I was still playing.

"My advice to anyone know who is in the game, if you want to write a book, just wait until your career is over and get a good writer."

Keane is much more content with his second autobiography, that was written in association with respected author Roddy Doyle.

"I met Roddy Doyle and had an offer to work with him," he added. "As soon as I met him and thought, brilliant guy, good guy and maybe it would be enjoyable to work with him as I wasn't playing and it certainly was.

"So first book was a mistake, but the second one was nice to look back and talk about my career and he ups and downs. A lot of people seemed to enjoy the book, which was great."

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