This time by the FAI’s John Delaney. The Times reports that the chief executive is sick of Keane constantly criticising the association, something that began during the Sunderland manager’s playing days. Delaney even goes as far as to suggest this is a way for Keane to smooth over the troubles he’s experiencing trying to keep the Black Cats in the Premier League.
“I don’t comment on the players that he’s bought or where they are in terms of their league position. So I think he should get on with managing Sunderland and stop commenting on a regular basis about the FAI as a form of deflection, in my opinion, from issues that he has.”
“The inaccuracies that he comes out with bother me at times. He said last week that we cut corners. He should remember Liam Miller got injured against Brazil and there are only two or three countries who insure their players. We are one of them. So we do our business properly in this regard.
“It is this constant looking to the past and not understanding what we are about today. That is just one simple example of how he gets it wrong.”
These comments follow that of Eamon Dunphy, who criticised Keane for using press conferences to pontificate over the footballing issues of the day. The former Manchester United may have been used to getting his own way during his playing days, but people are starting to stand up to him more regularly these days.