Keane sees a future at Sunderland

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Sunderland manager Roy Keane insisted he is happy at the Stadium of Light and remains committed to taking the club forward.

Keane was speaking after their first win in four league matches - a 2-1 victory against Blackburn at Ewood Park. Djibril Cisse scored the winner in a rousing comeback after Kenwyne Jones had cancelled out the opener from Chris Samba.

It was just the boost the Sunderland fans were looking for after a wild rumour on the eve of the game that the Irishman had quit the club. Keane has yet to sign a new contract but he said: "If I had resigned what the hell would I be doing here."

He added: "There is no uncertainty, I am in negotiations with the club and I am sure things will be sorted.

"It is nobody's business, my contract situation. It is a matter between me and the board. Myself, Niall Quinn (chairman) and the people involved are the most relaxed people in the world about it.

"Trust me when I have lost three to four games the last thing on my mind is my contract situation. I have more important things to worry about.

"These things will take care of themselves. My job is to try to win football matches."

Keane added: "If I was going to answer rumours, we would be here all night. People put two and two together and come up with 10. It is just stupid.

"Last year I had it with players in nightclubs, players taking this, players saying this. It seems to happen in the north-east quite a bit. There used to be talk about Newcastle players, now it is Sunderland players. There is no logic to it.

"I look at my players and I don't think it (the rumours) has affected them. When I reported to meet the team, I think they were more disappointed than anyone I hadn't resigned!"

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