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Roy Keane And Sunderland Will Be Renewing Hositilities

Roy Keane And Sunderland Will Be Renewing Hositilities
By Emmet O'Keeffe Updated
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Roy Keane is set to sue Sunderland over the non-payment of a confidentiality agreement of £200,000 he agreed with their owner Ellis Short when he left the club in December of 2008. It is believed that Sunderland haven't paid the money citing a newspaper interview given by Keane two months after he left the job.

The former Manchester United captain gave one of his many memorable interviews to the Irish Times in February 2009 where he outlined the tensions that existed between himself and Short, a Private Equity Billionaire, and then chairman, Niall Quinn.

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Keane's lawyer and agent, Michael Kennedy, confirmed in the People report that a case was pending involving his client. The case would take place in a managers' arbitration tribunal and there is a possibility that Quinn could be called on to give evidence.

Sunderland issued a statement saying they were "quite bemused that proceedings have been issued at the managers' arbitration tribunal and will vigorously defend Sunderland AFC's position in this matter."

(H/T Sunday People and Independent)

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