Roy Keane is a man that we Gooners love to hate. The rivalry between Arsenal and Manchester United when Keane was captain of the club was at it's all time highest. There was nothing better than watching an Arsenal-Manchester United game with the two teams being led out by Keane and Vieira. It stood the hairs up on the back of your neck.
Why is it we hate Keane? It's because he played for those shit fucks, Manchester United. When I look back I think it was more than just him playing for United though. I think there was a slight element of fear about Keane. Not that I think he's hard but the fear that you know Vieira and co had to perform because players like Keane can hurt you.
Keane was a superb player and captain. I think he will become an even better manager. Le Boss says that Keane has the right ingredients to be successful and I totally agree with him. Keane has done a great job at Sunderland, and to be honest few could argue the fact Sunderland are the top dogs on the north east area. Keane has more than helped them achieve that.
As a player I thought Keane was a dick head, but I always had respect for him. How could you not? As a manager he seems a different person, almost to the point I think he's had a personality transplant! I can actually bear him now but maybe that's down to the fact the Manchester United tag isn't attached at the moment. When he takes over United I'm sure I'll hate him again.
There are plenty of ex-United players managing at the moment. Le Boss thinks that there will some ex-Gunners becoming gaffers in the future. I'd love Patrick Vieira to come back as Arsenal manager one day and renew hostility's with Keane. Paddy has ruled out management though, mainly because he is lazy git! Paddy will probably open some football schools in Africa and I applaud him for that.
Who could I see becoming a manager? I always thought Dennis Bergkamp but to honest the flying issue he has rules him out becoming a boss. He would make a good assistant though. Tony Adams has made no secret of the fact he wants to be in the Arsenal hot seat one day. I think Adams is an Arsenal legend but I don't agree with some of his methods. They baffle me at times.
A dark horse who could become a manager is Steve Bould. He has been doing some very impressive work behind the scenes in the Arsenal academy. He has the potential and is gaining experience all the time. What better example to follow than Arsene Wenger? I can't find one. But in the future don't be surprised to see a few ex-Gunners following in Keane and Co's foot steps and dipping their toes in the world of management.
Keep it Goonerish.................