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Keano on WAGs Running Player's Lives

  • Telegraph, Wednesday, August 15, 2007 3:45 PM
Sunderland manager Roy Keane hit out against players who ask for their wives or girlfriends' permission before making decisions. "Priorities have changed in footballers and they're being dictated to by their wives and girlfriends - there's no getting away from that," the former Manchester United captain said. "This idea of the women running the show concerns me and worries me but it shouldn't because the players we're talking about are soft."

He added: "I could name three or four big players now and clearly their wives are running their lives. They're stood there doing these photo shoots and they might say, 'I'm not comfortable doing it'. Well, don't do it then. They're getting dragged into it because of their partners. These so-called big stars, the ones people are supposed to be looking up to, they're weak, they're soft."

Yikes. A clearly upset Keane said the trend has had a detrimental effect on his summer recruitment campaign for Sunderland. "We had a player this summer who didn't even ring us back because his wife wanted to move to London; he didn't even have the courtesy to pick the phone up to us and shopping was mentioned," Keane said, adding that the decision to move to London for the "lifestyle" is wrong. "It tells me the player is weak and his wife runs his life."

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