Date: 31st May 2007 at 11:45am
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Premiership crisis club Manchester City have at last settled on a new managerial appointment. It is understood that disaffected Sunderland manager Roy Keane has been targeted by the Eastlands outfit.

A long line of high profile candidates, including ex-Bolton boss Sam Allardyce have turned down the chance to manage City, leading them to settle for a less experienced manager, but one who has an impressive record so far.

Keane is frustrated at the lack of progress in strengthening Sunderland`s squad, with defence being a particular concern.

“Half our back four from last season are not even our players – Jonny Evans and Danny Simpson,” said the Irishman in a recent interview.

It has been widely reported that Keane is disappointed with the lack of transfer funds available to him and with the mooted takeover of City by Thaksin Shinawatra, the likelihood of him switching back to the area where he made his name increases.

Manchester City are in turmoil at the moment. Influential defender Sylvain Distin has signed for Portsmouth on a free transfer, Micah Richards is a target for Chelsea and Joey Barton is facing police charges after an attack on team-mate Ousmane Dabo. Roy Keane`s stature and approach are seen as an antidote to the club`s problems. Sunderland have so far made no comment.

 

7 Replies to “City Ponder Move for keane”

  • Roy Keane at Manchester City…what on earth have you been smoking mr McCormick!? Saying that as a Leeds fan it would be hilarious to see the look on the United supporters faces!

  • In the light of this and yesterday’s article, this “journalist” needs to be banned from submitting anything to your website, which is fast becoming a laughing stock.

  • wait a minute…….just heard it’s true! Alfie Haarland is to be assistant manager and city are going to play in Red from now on.

  • I cannot see Roy Keane at Man city not only because of his links with Man Utd but the fact he row z’d Alfie Haaland!

  • Why would Keane leave Sunderland now? he will give them a decent crack at the prem. If it all goes Pete Tong then, he might look to leave, not before IMO

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