Roy Keane is one of the most notorious figures in modern football. On and off the pitch, he's a huge presence - outspoken, determined, talented, respected - and wherever he goes he's always creating fireworks. His career has seen more than it's far share of thrills and spills, with ferocious tackles, inspired leadership, bust-ups and brilliant goals just everyday occurrences in Roy's world. From the early days of his growing reputation at Nottingham Forest, to his enduring brilliance as the midfield engine of the record-breaking Manchester United side under Sir Alex Ferguson, he's kept the crowds' and critics' attention as perhaps the most dominant force in British football. Throughout his fantastic carer, his trademark aggression and determination on the pitch have meant that he can turn a game around in seconds. It is these same qualities, however, that have often led to him hitting the headlines. Keane has always courted controversy - his robust attitude on and off the pitch have kept him in the spotlight for much of his life in football but, as this book shows, he is also an honourable man dedicated to doing the right thing by himself and others. For his beloved Ireland, too, his presence was at turns talismanic and troubled. His dramatic exit from World Cup 2002 found him in the glare of publicity once more, sent home before Ireland had even finished training. Keane's disputes with the Ireland manager forced him to miss the chance to captain his country in football's greatest tournament. Despite being marred by a long-standing hip injury, a spell at Scottish champions Celtic in the 2005-6 season confirmed his desire to remain involved in the top flight of football. But for Keane, new challenges came in the form of management and his now managing the resurgent Sunderland AFC. This fully up-to-date book reveals all about both man and football player; with insider details from those closest to Roy, as well as members of the public who have encountered him in their everyday lives.
Publisher: John Blake Publishing Ltd
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 553 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 28 mm
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