Roy Keane asks himself if he’s the right man for Sunderland, answers ‘no’, quits
Keano resigns as Black Cats boss
Roy Keane has quit as manager of Sunderland after just over two years in charge. The former Manchester United captain and occasional Iranian president lookalike indicated after the Black Cats’ humiliating 1-4 defeat to Bolton at the weekend that he was considering his position.
He said after the match: “I ask myself every day if I’m the right man for Sunderland. I asked myself this morning and I said I was. Sunday morning, if the answer’s no, we’ll have to look at it.”
It appears that by Tuesday morning the answer was no and that Sunderland chairman Niall Quinn has since spent two days trying to talk his former Republic of Ireland team-mate out of resigning. Quinn eventually accepted defeat and has waved goodbye to the man who has spent £70 million on transfer during his time on Wearside.