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‘That was never going to happen’ – Roy Keane unperturbed by Manchester United’s decision to overlook him for interim manager role


Roy Keane is keen to get back into management (Photo by Nick Potts – Pool/Getty Images)

Roy Keane insists he’s not bothered by Manchester United’s decision to overlook him for the role of interim manager but he believes people have forgotten the success he had with Sunderland.

The Irishman was put forward in some quarters as a viable option to take charge for the remainder of the season, particularly as some felt the players’ work-rate had dropped under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.

Keane was a no-nonsense captain of United for eight years and he was a vocal critic of the players during the Norwegian’s three years in charge.

But the former United skipper says he had no expectation of a call from United, even if he felt he could have done the job.

‘They were never gonna call me, that was never gonna happen,’ Keane told Sky Sports.

‘I’d have no problem going into any dressing room trying to take control of a dressing room, I’ve managed in the Premier League and I don’t think it would be a problme to me, but it was never going to happen.

‘People tend to forget that I have managed before and I did okay in the Premier League with Sunderland.’

United expect to announce the capture of Ralf Rangnick this week, with the German set to take charge for the remainder of the season before taking on a consultancy role.

Michael Carrick is in charge for today’s game against Chelsea and he’s made four changes from the side that beat Villarreal in the week.

Cristiano Ronaldo, Donny van de Beek and Anthony Martial drop to the bench, while Harry Maguire misses out through suspension.

Bruno Fernandes, Marcus Rashford, Nemanja Matic and Eric Bailly come into the side.


MORE : Roy Keane slams Manchester United squad for ‘throwing Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’ under the bus

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