oh come on!!! Keane performed miracles at Sunderland (Promotion, consolidation-zuco- said:Keane isn't even close to being good enough to manage United. His man management is shocking and he's poor in the transfer market. He spend shit loads of money on players that didn't gel together and put Sunderland in an awful position in the table. If he can't manage the egos at Sunderland then he has zero change of managing the egos at United. Besides, there isn't a bigger ego than Keano's, the man thinks he's a God when really he's a very poor manager. I don't want him anywhere near my football team.
in the Prem). He bought a few duds in the transfer market but so does every
manager. The team he left is the one that's currently in midtable .
(same players more or less)
When he left they were in the bottom few, but they were always gonna be safe.
We know how tight the league is down there. Roy would have got them out easily.
The players they have (that Roy bought) are mid table players, and NOT relegation boys.
We have to remember his character also, he doesnt suffer fools gladly as well as
his perfectionism, which probably alienated some players. He has his faults, which
he knows himself. Maybe he is too honest for his own good at times, but it
ultimately proved to be his downfall on a couple of occasions.
And who said he couldnt manage the ego's? The team were always going to take
time to gel anyway, cos there were so many new players. Last time Sunderland
were in the Prem they were a laughing stock, so they have come a LONG way thanks to Keane.
In a sense he was 'upgrading' his players to deal with the
new challenges ahead. Some paid off, some didnt and he will have learnt from it.
And to mention the fact it was his FIRST managerial job. Look at all the other
100's of managers who have failed in their time. Keane did a good job as
manager but his time had ran its course, but we never know with Keane,
he could be back someday to manage at United.
Obviously Id be thrilled if that happened, but he would have to go off
and get more experience first.
If Fergie were to retire tomorrow Id take Steve Bruce if only those 3 were on offer. (in reply to the OP)
and I cant believe the bit I highlighted after ALL Keane has done for United,
you can be that dismissive and unappreciative?
As United's greatest and most successful captain, he deserves more respect.