It's official, Roy Keane has signed on as manager of Sunderland. You have to say the man likes a challenge with Sunderland having lost the first 5 games of the season. Though they did just win today's game so the mere mention of Roy Keane must have inspired them because it sure wasn't Niall Quinn their current Chairman/Manager.
It will be some change for the players to go from mild mannered Quinn to take no prisoners Keane. Theres a new sheriff in town and he ain't gonna take no guff about having a broken metatarsal or a concussion from any player. Get up off the ground and run it off. Sunderland will have to start winning now because when they loose the players will be too afraid to go back to the dressing room. Actually come to think about it, Roy at 35 and retired for the last 6 months will probably still be the best player in the dressing room if they hit an injury crisis.
But the big game of the season is now Saturday, 25 November 2006, Wolverhampton v Sunderland, 15:00. Roy Keane V's Mick McCarthy, the great managerial show down.