Sean O'Shea by Sean O'Shea
Eamon Dunphy predicts Roy Keane will never manage agains
Posted on Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 06:18 AM
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Eamon Dunphy believes that fired Ipswich boss Roy Keane will never manage again and that the former Ipswich boss is temperamentally unsuited to management anyway.
Dunphy is Ireland's most influential soccer pundit and wrote a biography of Keane who he greatly admired as a player.
Keane was fired last week after a torrid period as manager of Ipswich who are close to the bottom of the championship table. He was previously fired as manager of Sunderland.
“He got promotion at Sunderland, and they were close to the bottom of the table when he arrived, but he was still a remote figure to the players. I have spoken to players who played for him there and he wasn’t liked. He was feared actually, and you can’t get results on a continuing basis if players are afraid of you. I don’t think he will get another job in football. He has proved, like many great players, to be unable to do the difficult job (of management).”
Dunphy added: “I think after Saipan he became too fond of the limelight and of state of the nation addresses about the Irish team, the FAI, Trapattoni, Steve Staunton, Alex Ferguson. All of this stuff is not conducive to focusing on what your main job is, and, in his case, that was to get Ipswich Town into the Premier League.”