Roy Keane has offered advice to any footballer thinking about writing a book, and taken a sly dig at Eamon Dunphy in the process.
Dunphy was the ghostwriter for Keane's first autobiography published in 2002, though the pair would fall out a number of years later.
Speaking on Notts TV yesterday, Keane expressed his regrets about his first book and offered advice to any footballers considering releasing their own autobiographies.
I think the first book was certainly a mistake. I think you get drawn into situations, you get book offers and ‘you know well it might be a good experience.’ That was a mistake because I was still playing.
My advice to anybody now is that if you're in the game and you want to write a book, just make sure your career is over, and make sure you get a good writer.
The last line certainly seems to be aimed at the former RTÉ pundit, with the pair being on bad terms in recent years.
Keane however holds no regrets over his second autobiography The Second Half, which was released in 2014. He was also much more complimentary towards the writer he worked with on that occasion, Roddy Doyle.
My second book strangely enough I met Roddy Doyle, I had the offer to work with Roddy. As soon as I met him I thought he was a brilliant guy, good guy, and maybe it would be enjoyable because I wasn't playing at the time, and it certainly was.
The first book was a mistake, but the second one no because it was nice to look back and talk about my career and the ups and downs. A lot of people seemed to enjoy the book, which is great.