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Keane admits regrets not ripping the head off ex Man Utd coach

Roy Keane has admitted that he regrets not ripping the head off former Manchester United coach, Carlos Queiroz.

The Portuguese coach was Sir Alex Ferguson’s assistant manager on two occasions, working with Keane on both occasions before the hot headed Irishman left Old Trafford in 2005.

Queiroz, who is currently in charge of Iran at the World Cup, first moved to Manchester United in 2002 before leaving in the summer of 2003 to become Real Madrid manager.

His time at the Bernabeu didn’t go to plan, and he left after just one season, but he was invited back to join Ferguson’s coaching staff in 2004. He stayed for another four years, where he would ultimately help the club to win the Champions League in 2008.

However, speaking in his role as a pundit for ITV, Keane has said his relationship with the Portuguese coach almost came to blows:

“In his second spell when he came back, for some reason towards the end of my time I found him to be really disrespectful towards me so we had a bit of fallout,” said the ex Man Utd captain.

“He questioned my loyalty and I told him where to go.

“And one of my big regrets is that I probably should have ripped his head off – but he’s an excellent coach and he’s doing an excellent job, it has to be said.

“He was probably a bit defence-minded but I had a good relationship with him, particularly in his first spell at the club.”

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