Former Republic of Ireland striker Tony Cascarino reckons the problem with the Boys in Green’s assistant manager Roy Keane is that the former Manchester United captain just doesn’t like people.
Keane’s role as assistant manager to Martin O’Neill with Ireland has come under increased scrutiny lately after his fall out with Harry Artur saw the Cardiff City midfielder pull out of his sides international fixtures against Wales and Poland.
However, Keane’s former Ireland teammate Cascarino has revealed that Artur is not the first player the Corkman has been involved in a major disagreement with.
“I’m not sticking pins in Roy Keane, but his role is a number two. He’s probably the most famous number two in world football… but he is noted for his outbreaks against certain people,” Cascarino told talkSPORT.
“He goes to press conference and talks to the press and journalists laugh at some of the great lines he always comes out with, but his relationship with the players…
“He doesn’t like people very much, I have always said Roy doesn’t have much time for people – he doesn’t.
“And history is there between players, managers, chairmen, directors, there’s always something going on with Roy.
“Two years ago we played Belarus and he went for a couple of players – Aiden McGeady, Jeff Hendrick and Daryl Murphy.
“Roy was asked to give an apology to those three players at that particular time, especially McGeady because he let rip into him.
“This is becoming too regular with Roy.”