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Keane lacking vote of self-confidence

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Sunderland boss Roy Keane takes full responsibility for his side's slump into the relegation zone after admitting he cannot be certain he will wake up on Sunday convinced he is still the best man for the job.

Keane issued a brutally honest assessment of his side's dismal 4-1 defeat by Bolton at the Stadium of Light and had no answers for his side's sorry plight.

Keane said: "I ask myself every single day if I am the right man for Sunderland. I asked myself in the morning and I said that I was. Sunday morning if the answer's no we will have to look at it."

He added: "I have to be honest in my assessment. It's not about what's best for Roy Keane. It's Sunderland Football Club. I might wake up on Monday morning and think I'm the right man. On Tuesday it might be different.

"I'm the manager of this football club and ultimately I'm responsible and I've never shied away from that.

"That's part of being a manager and that's why I take full responsibility for Saturday's game and the run we're on and everything else."

Bolton boss Gary Megson insisted he had always had confidence in his side moving into the top half of the table after their third consecutive win lifted them up to seventh.

Megson said: "There's no secret and the only thing we're doing differently that we weren't doing beforehand is scoring goals.

"Our performances are not much different except in terms of confident. When we score goals all the other aspects of our game come to the fore and people start to realise what we've got."

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