The Ireland and Aston Villa assistant manager has a history of anger issues…
Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane had another argument, this time with the Press, reports the Telegraph.
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The 43-year-old’s anger was in response to questioning about whether he was a distraction to the Ireland squad. Since becoming assistant manager with the national team he has been linked with both the Aston Villa and Celtic jobs, released an autobiography, and had an incident with a fan in the team hotel last week.
He has been questioned over whether he is a distraction in the past, but he now seems to have had enough. When asked about his effect on the Irish squad he replied with some choice words.
Here are a few choice quotes from the incident…
“I’m not going to give you any comment on that . . . why would you think I have to give you an opinion on everything?” he replied when asked if he was a distraction. “Do you think you’ve a right to sit there and ask me anything you want and get an answer? I think I’ve been more than fair with you.”
“So I’ve got to justify all that to you? And you all sit there and think I’ve got to answer to everything? Who the hell do you think you are? I’ve got to answer to you? No, I don’t.” He continued later on.
The former Republic of Ireland captain also accused one reporter of not being brave. “You’ve asked Martin. What’s he said? You’re asking me what Martin O’Neill might think? I don’t know.”
Journalist: “I’m thinking has he had enough of these.. . .”
Keane: “Ask him. What are you asking me for? Go and see him in the lobby. You’re not brave enough. Why don’t you ask him? You’re not brave enough to ask him . . .”
Journalist: “I am brave enough. We’ll ask him. I don’t have access.”
Keane is also Aston Villa assistant manager, and was speaking in the aftermath of Ireland’s 1-0 loss to Scotland. The result has put a significant dent in their chances of qualifying for Euro 2016. The Irish next play against the USA in a friendly on Tuesday night. They will be hoping to bounce back with a win after their disappointment in the qualifying match.