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06th May 2015

Roy Keane questions Tim Sherwood’s tactics to get the Villa job

"Nope, I'm still angry..."


Judging by his recently updated autobiography, Roy Keane isn’t Tim Sherwood’s biggest fan.

Perhaps out of loyalty to former colleague Paul Lambert, who Sherwood replaced at Aston Villa, the Irishman has criticised Villa’s new boss for the way he apparently put himself in the shop window.

‘I went to watch Villa against Bournemouth in the FA Cup a few weeks before Paul was sacked and Tim Sherwood was sitting behind me,’ writes Keane. ‘I just thought, ‘Alright’. Some men go to matches if they think there’s a job there for them. I believe Tim had been at two or three games.’

BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND - MAY 02:  Tim Sherwood, manager of Aston Villa looks on prior to the Barclays Premier League match between Aston Villa and Everton at Villa Park on May 2, 2015 in Birmingham, England.  (Photo by Clive Mason/Getty Images)

“It’s not a criticism of Tim. It’s part of the game, it’s the industry we’re in.

“I’d go the other way myself. If I thought the manager was under pressure and I was somehow being linked to the job, I’d avoid the place.”

Keane also had a sly dig at Christian Benteke, suggesting he doesn’t see the striker as being a ‘top’ player.

‘He wasn’t one for scoring many goals in training,’ he continued. ‘With all the top strikers I’d worked with, the top ones always loved scoring in training.’

The updated version of Roy Keane’s autobiography ‘The Second Half’ will be published later this month.