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Roy Keane Shouted At Former Manchester United Player Through An Intercom

Ryan Sidle

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Roy Keane Shouted At Former Manchester United Player Through An Intercom

Roy Keane could soon be back in management, having had an interview with former club Sunderland, but one of his previous stints in coaching ended up in a bizarre moment.


Keane managed Sunderland from 2006 to 2008, helping them earn promotion from the Championship to the Premier League, having been in the relegation zone of the second tier when he took over.

It looks like he could be heading back to the Stadium of Light soon, this time with the target of getting them into the Championship come the end of the season, and he's currently the betting favourite.

On a previous occasions Keane was in the dugout he was Paul Lambert's assistant at Aston Villa, back in 2014, a spell that only lasted four months.

According to Gabby Agbonlahor, who was playing for Villa at the time, Keane's spell at Villa Park ended up with him shouting down Tom Cleverley's intercom, blaming the former Manchester United midfielder for leaking stories.

"He obviously left on bad terms with players, no goodbyes," Agbonlahor told talkSPORT.

"But, somehow the papers and the media got hold of what had happened in training.

"So Roy figured that it was Tom Cleverley because I think Tom Cleverley knew the guy who done the story.

Keane was alongside Lambert at Villa. Image: PA Images
Keane was alongside Lambert at Villa. Image: PA Images

"Clevvers didn’t really send any information to him, but Roy in his mind thought that it was Clevvers – but he didn’t.

"Roy Keane turned up at his house and it was so funny because Clevvers said he could see him in his intercom.

"I think Roy was shouting in his intercom, ‘Let me in.’ So it just shows that you’ve got that sort of temperament and you can see why it didn’t work at Villa."

Cleverley was on the wrong end of Keane's fury. Image: Alamy
Cleverley was on the wrong end of Keane's fury. Image: Alamy

Clearly Agbonlahor isn't of the opinion that the Irishman is the right man to take the club back into the second tier, despite his success on Wearside in the past.

"If I’m a Sunderland owner I would be thinking twice. He might go in there and make them even worse," the former Villa striker added.

"If you are a player now, especially a young player, you give the ball away in training and some of them need an arm around them. Roy is the sort of player who will say ‘you are rubbish, get out of here’.

"He doesn’t speak to players in the right way. Yes, one of the best midfielders in the Premier League but that doesn’t make you a good coach or manager."

Keane is still well known for being quite fiery and frank even in his new job as a television pundit, something that might not translate well on to the training ground.

However the former Nottingham Forest player has been shown to have a more likeable side at times and his friendship with Micah Richards on screen has even proven he knows how to smile.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: Roy Keane, Manchester United, Aston Villa, Sunderland, Premier League

Ryan Sidle
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