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according to the Independent
did well with promotion, but for the money he's spent I would've thought mid table would be a shoo-in. ah well, its only his first job, I guess he'll learn from it. And shave.
considering how much money he's spent. Shame though as depsite hating him when he was a player, i quite liked him as a manager...
spunked a load of cash when he got them promoted, mainly on dross.
Keane will become a good manager I think, I just think this acid test was too much for him. The defence is shocking though, schoolboys would be embarrassed by it.
it would have done him better to work his way up through the leagues and gain experience that way instead of being chucked in the deep end.
speciffically for trying to get decent foreign players to actually come and live in Sunderland, but seriously, I think he has only made about 5 decent signings in a net outlay of what, £50 million?
especially if he took cissé with him
Chapter 7: Bottling it - Choosing the best time to walk out on the club.
Or, more specifically, I doubt he's leaving with the intention of taking over at Newcastle. I doubt they'll get rid of Kinnear before the end of the season/club sold either.
If Allardyce takes over Sunderland as well I will quite literally eat my hat.
It's a possibility.
former magpies boss to sunderland?
former sunderland boss to newcastle?!
It's a making my head spin.
is a loopy place.
People have such short memories in football. We had a team as bad as Derby's when we were relegated with 15 points and he got us straight back up. It was also a bonus having someone as high profile as him in the North Ea
He has spunked a lot of money, but it's hard to attract players to Sunderland, even though the North is a beautiful place!!!!
Please please, JW, sack Ince and get Allardyce NOW.
I enjoyed his acerbic post-match wit on Match of the Day. I think he'll be a good Premiership manager someday but this was probably too much too soon.
at any moment. What a prophet!
Did he have money on it or something?
He signed Dickson Etuhu. That should be a sackable offence in itself
Is he no longer a Black cat, then?
For all the talk about Keane being a great player (he was) and an excellent manager (nope), the facts speak for themselves.
Lost of clubs struggle with 'Second Season Syndrome', but those that do (West Brom, Reading etc.) do not, generally, spend £70m on shit players.
Simply put, Quinn was scared of him. the Sunderland board were content to put up with one of Ferguson's proteges spend money hand over fist on dodgy players past their prime, and they're paying for it.
Lessons must be learned regarding ex-professionals who 'have a crack' at managing. Ince, Keane, Adams (to an extent) - all good players. All shit managers.
Apart from the drinking bit of course.
A little early to criticise, and Ince for how badly he is doing did do a good job in the lower leagues
Ince shoudl have got a few more seasons experience in League 1/Championship before taking the plunge at Premiership level. Well more the Blackburn Chairman should have gone for someone else instead of going for someone with just League 2 experience as Ince was hardly going to turn down a Premiership job.
Of course it's a little too early to judge on Pompey's results, but once they lose their best players in January they'll drop through the league places like a stone.
I have a little sympathy for Ince - not much money in Blackburn, and unable to keep his best players when other teams come knocking, but their current run of results, coupled with the fact that they do have good players there, marks against him.
'shit' after only a handful of years managerial experience between them. Other ex pros such as Fergie, Clough, Capello, O'Neill...all doing very well, and there are a lot of other english ex pros in the prem league managing and doing/have done a decent job of it (Bruce, Megson, Redknapp...my minds gone blank after that, but you get the jist)
except Clough obviously, who DID do very well.
What I mean by this is that, in Ince's case, for instance, big clubs come knocking with big money and these deluded ex-pros ignore the fact that most sucessful managers (Ferguson, Wenger, Clough, Shankley) put in hard graft at lower league clubs before they managed in the higher leagues.
If you don't learn your trade, you don't do well. Adams had the right idea when, after the Wycombe debacle, he went back to Pompey as an assistant (this is obviously the other way of doing things), watching and learning from one of the most canny managers around today.
Keane's pigheadedness and Quinn's lack of nerve has put Sunderland in the mire, and I can't really see them getting out of it.
Especially when compared to Macclesfield Town or MK Dons - the two clubs Ince managed prior to Blackburn.
Being in the Premiership brings massive money you oaf.
Transfer funds seem non-existant though. You could get better in the championship...
'Keane has spent nearly £70m on 33 permanent signings since his arrival in August 2006'
33! In 2 Years! £70 million! too many good numbers
They've some very good players. They should be doing better than they are, certainly good enough for midtable.
Walking out is a lame thing to do after a (short) bad run. I suppose his honesty etc was admirable but I would've expected him to give it a bit more of a go. Well i'd have expected Keane The Player to anyway, Keane The Manager is a bit of a different beast. We need to appoint someone who can command the same sort of respec among the players as he did. ie not a Joe Kinnear type guy
BTW Most of the players live in Durham or thereabouts, it's nice.
of Premiership Catch-Up Syndrome
about the North East being horrible makes me sick. And it's doubly hard as I work as a journalist in London.
I don't get why people assume that Newcastle players must live in Benwell when nobody assumes Man Utd players live in Moston...
suicidal as I am?
Feel pretty sick
"It's certainly a good thing all round that Keano has quit as one believes he should never have managed this club in the first place as he had no managerial experience and was only hired on his name alone.
But now is the time to get experience and you don't get much more experienced than Jose Mourinho as he himself has also stated that he would like a return to the Premiership.
Leave the Phil Brown's and the big Sam's of this world alone to manage the smaller clubs.."
I love our fans.
another club is left with another ready made ex-Spurs 5-a-side team.
One last chance to manage a big club?
just realised were a shoe in to be knocked out of the cup under their new manager :(
Who does Niall Quinn think he is?
You can't sack a man with a beard like that, Shirley?
“First of all on behalf of everyone here I would like pay thanks to Roy Keane for all his hard work in progressing this Club, lifting its status and growing its worldwide profile.
“Roy deserves huge respect for his contribution and the manner in which he guided the Club from the depths of The Championship back to the Premier League. His winning mentality and singled mindedness were just what this Club needed when Drumaville took over shortly before his arrival.
“Roy’s decision to stand aside and allow someone else to take charge of the next chapter sums up his desire to always do what is best for the Club. Even in his departure he has been more concerned for the welfare of the players and his staff than himself.
“The Board has reluctantly accepted his decision and wish him and his family well for the future.“
It's Ricky Sbragia
I like Roy keane I've decided.
I really liked him being there.
Everyone was getting behind Sunderland.
So much for his steely determination.
So much for 'Keane will be a brilliant manager'.
Yeah, cos aggressive Paddies know how to WIN.