34 Facts About Roy Keane

1. Roy Keane parted ways with Alex Ferguson on bad terms at the end of his time at old Trafford, but the United legend has spoken about trying to impress the Scott.

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2. In 2007, Roy Keane was reported to have heard of his team's promotion to the Premiership while walking Triggs.

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3. Roy Keane had a Labrador Retriever named Triggs, who died in 2012.

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4. In October 2014, Roy Keane released the second part of his autobiography The Second Half, which was ghost written by Roddy Doyle.

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5. Roy Keane is married to Theresa Doyle, and they have five children: Shannon, Caragh, Aidan, Leah and Alanna.

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6. Roy Keane has done media work but expressed his lack of enthusiasm to do so again in future when he said, "I was asked last week by ITV to do the Celtic game", he said.

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7. On 1 July 2014, Roy Keane was confirmed as Aston Villa's new assistant manager, working alongside manager Paul Lambert.

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8. Roy Keane got in a row with a journalist after he was questioned if he was becoming a distraction from the Republic of Ireland cause.

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9. In October 2014, Roy Keane caused controversy after his book was released before crucial Euro 2016 qualifiers against Gibraltar and Germany.

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10. Roy Keane was dismissed as Ipswich manager on 7 January 2011.

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11. On 23 April 2009, Roy Keane was appointed as the new manager of Ipswich Town on a two-year contract, the day after the club had dismissed Jim Magilton.

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12. Roy Keane responded by calling Warner "a clown" and insisted that Yorke was retired from international football.

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13. Roy Keane was involved in further controversy in the wake of Ireland's defeat by France in the qualification 2010 World Cup play-off.

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14. In March 2007, Roy Keane claimed that several Republic of Ireland players get picked solely on the basis of their media exposure and that the organisation was biased towards players originating from Dublin or other regions of Leinster: "Once you keep playing them on the reputation they've built up through the media or because they do lots of interviews, then it's wrong.

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15. Roy Keane has reiterated his displeasure with the attitude and selection policy of the FAI.

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16. Roy Keane missed crucial matches during the 1998 World Cup qualification matches due to a severe knee injury, but came back to captain the team to within a whisker of qualifying for UEFA Euro 2000, losing to Turkey in a play-off.

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17. Roy Keane declared his unavailability to travel with the Irish squad to Algeria, but was surprised when manager Jack Charlton told him that he would never play for Ireland again if he refused to join up with his compatriots.

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18. Roy Keane was part of the squad that participated in the 1988 UEFA European Under-16 Football Championship although he did not play.

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19. On 12 June 2006, Roy Keane announced his retirement from professional football on medical advice, only six months after joining Celtic.

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20. On 15 December 2005, Roy Keane was announced as a Celtic player, the team he had supported as a child.

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21. Roy Keane unexpectedly left Manchester United by mutual consent on 18 November 2005, during a protracted absence from the team due to an injury sustained in his last competitive game for the club, due to a robust challenge from Luis Garcia against Liverpool.

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22. Roy Keane scored his 50th goal for Manchester United on 5 February 2005 in a league game against Birmingham City.

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23. Throughout the 2000s, Roy Keane maintained a fierce rivalry with Arsenal captain Patrick Vieira.

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24. Roy Keane made headlines again in the 2001 Manchester derby, when five minutes from the final whistle, he was sent off for a blatant knee-high foul on Alf-Inge Haland in what was seen by many as an act of revenge.

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25. Roy Keane caused controversy in November 2000, when he criticised sections of United supporters after the Champions League victory over Dynamo Kyiv at Old Trafford.

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26. Recalling his thoughts before the game, Roy Keane said, "Although I was putting a brave face on it, this was just about the worst experience I'd had in football.

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27. Roy Keane had soon established himself as a first choice selection, and by the end of the season he had won his first trophy as a professional as United retained their Premier League title.

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28. Roy Keane eventually scored his first professional goal against Sheffield United, and by 1991 he was a regular starter in the side, displacing the England international Steve Hodge.

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29. Roy Keane supported Celtic and Tottenham Hotspur as a child, citing Liam Brady and Glenn Hoddle as his favourite players, but as time progressed, Manchester United's Bryan Robson became the footballer he most admired.

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30. Roy Keane has worked as a studio analyst for British channel ITV's football coverage.

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31. Roy Keane played at international level for much of his career, representing the Republic of Ireland over a period of 14 years, most of which he spent as captain.

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32. In his 18-year-long playing career, Roy Keane played for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United, before ending his career at Celtic.

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33. Roy Keane signed Livermore on a loan spell whilst managing Ipswich.

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34. Roy Keane led his side into action for the first time at Cardiff.

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