Sunderland and Keano have parted company (Keano wasn't sacked which means I'm still on for Tony Adams being the next man to get fired 😵), so what next for Roy? Was he a success at Sunderland? 70m quids spent in just over 2 years but is this really a lot? It should probably guarantee mid-tableness. The man obviously has trouble with authority, so can we possibly see him taking over the reigns again? Not me, and if he did I couldn't see it working out for too long. He doesn't strike me as someone who would go into punditry - doesn't quite fit the tanned, beefed-up, tight trousers and shirtedness stereotype for Match of the Day.
Originally posted by Ragnorak Keano worked wonders for Sunderland.
Remember, they had lost 4 on the trot when he took over and were bottom of the championship. He led them to the top that season, and had a fairly successful season last year.
This season, while not being great, with a couple of results, they could have been back around mid-table.
I reckon there's more to this than meets the eye. I'd say it's unusual and out of character for him to walk away.
Sunderland were ragged and needed a disciplinarian to shout at the players lots and pull them together. Who better than the misery guts Keano? Okay he did pretty good in his first season but I think he's been found out in the Premiership. Fairly successful season last season? After spending all he did and only just missing relegation? I can't see how that can be classed as a success.