Roy Keane was asked about his view on the managerial situation at Sunderland Football Club and although he would not be drawn on why previous managers had left, he did say those working behind the scenes need to take a long hard look at themselves.
He also stated, via the Daily Mail, he would not have left the club if he had been left alone (to do his job).
Fair words, considering he had a decent win record of 42% there, which no other manager has got close to achieving since.
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And whilst his managerial style was questioned at Sunderland (which led to his resignation) some fans will wonder whether he could have developed a squad in his own mould, one that would have been very tough to beat.
Alas, it was not to be and now Sunderland is left looking for yet another manager, with more names distancing themselves from the job than seem interested.
With reports also coming from within the club that money is tight, in terms of reinforcing the team in the January transfer window, it is hard to imagine what manager in their right mind would want to take on what is more of a charity case, than a project.
Sunderland chairman Ellis Short has his work cut out to find the right person to take on a club who are in desperate need of an overhaul and he will need as much luck as judgement for that to realistically happen.
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