Roy Keane is a distant enough 12/1 to be the next Villa manager. Not distant enough for English journalist Colin Young who said that if Villa's desire is to get relegated then Keane would be ideal.
Is Keane that bad a manager and what was he like to play under?
Former Ipswich Town and St. Brigid's goalkeeper Shane Supple played briefly under Roy Keane for four months in 2009 before returning to Dublin. He talked to us about Roy's difficulties dealing with Ipswich teammates many of who didn't 'give two hoots' about the club. He also told a delightful anecdote about the team's trip to a British army parachute regiment's base which captures the atmosphere around the club when Roy was the boss.
Shane also spoke briefly about ditching a possible career in professional football to return home as he did in 2009. Two years later he won a Dublin county championship with St. Brigid's and has broken into the Dublin team, playing O'Byrne Cup games and in League games in 2013. He works as head of Football at Legacy Sports & Entertainment Consultants.
I began by asking him what it was about Keane's management style that alienated so many Ipswich players.