'Take that you ****' - Keane's best quotes
WHEN Roy Keane talks, the football world listens. Here are some of the new Ipswich Town manager's most famous outbursts.- On his red card at Newcastle in 2001 (after a confrontation with Alan Shearer): “There are no excuses.
WHEN Roy Keane talks, the football world listens. Here are some of the new Ipswich Town manager's most famous outbursts.
- On his red card at Newcastle in 2001 (after a confrontation with Alan Shearer): “There are no excuses. But the red mist sometimes descends - and once that happens 50,000 people would not be able to stop me bursting into a fit of rage.”
- On Mick McCarthy (during the row that saw him leave the Republic of Ireland training camp at the 2002 World Cup): “I didn't rate you as a player, I don't rate you as a manager, and I don't rate you as a person. You're a ******* ****** and you can stick your World Cup up your ****.”
- On Old Trafford's corporate crowd (2000): “Sometimes you wonder, do they understand the world of football? They have a few drinks and probably the prawn sandwiches, and they don't realise what's going on out on the pitch. I don't think some of the people who come to Old Trafford can spell 'football', never mind understand it.”
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- On Alfe Inge Haaland (who taunted Keane after he suffered a serious knee injury three years previously): “I'd waited long enough. I ******* hit him hard. The ball was there (I think). Take that you ****. And don't ever stand over me again sneering about fake injuries.”
- On his Manchester United team-mates (2005): “Just because you are paid �120,000-a-week and play well for 20 minutes against Tottenham, you think you are a superstar. There is a shortage of characters in this team. It seems to be in this club you have to play badly to be rewarded. Maybe that is what I should do when I come back. Play badly.”
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- On WAGs (2007, while Sunderland manager): “Greed will always be a part of the game and that will never change. But this side of it, with the women running the show, worries me. Football must be your priority. You don't need to live in London or Manchester to be happy. You don't need to be surrounded by expensive shops or fancy cafes. If someone doesn't want to come to Sunderland then all well and good. But if it's because their wife wants to go shopping in London, then it's a sad state of affairs.
- On Jim Magilton and Ipswich Town (2006, after the Blues pulled out of a loan move for Tommy Miller at the last minute): “You learn a lot about different clubs and different managers and how they conduct themselves and some of it was disappointing. I've learned quite a bit from that. It doesn't surprise me. It might put me off doing business with them in the future.”