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Keane Steps Humbly into Coaching Role
The Independent, August 30th, 2006 4:19PM

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Manchester United legend Roy Keane was in conciliatory mood yesterday as he was unveiled before the media as manager of League Championship club Sunderland. The former United captain apologized for the way he overheated during his time as a player and said that that behavior would not serve him well as manager of a big club. Keane discussed how he issued apologies to both former Republic of Ireland teammate Niall Quinn and United boss Sir Alex Ferguson, taking his share of the blame for the high-profile bust-ups. "I haven't helped myself over the years with the scene I had at United and Ireland," he said. "I was maybe football mad and a bit of a ... psycho is too strong a word. Football means a hell of a lot to me. I'm aware I can't be going off the handle as much as I did as a player but if I feel something's not right I will nail it. But hopefully a bit more subtlety." Conspicuous by his absence from Keane's apology list was former Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy. Keane was always highly critical of McCarthy as Ireland manager, and his frustrations finally came to a boil just before the 2002 World Cup in Korea and Japan, when he stormed out of training camp a week before the competition began. McCarthy is currently manager of the Wolverhampton Wolves, a side Sunderland will play in the Championship this season. Asked if he'll shake hands with his former manager after the game. "We'll see," says Keane. As for a full apology, "I will if I feel I have done something wrong but this stuff I weigh up on a daily basis." Read the original story...


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