I'll be the first to admit that I'm not Roy Keane's biggest fan but I've had a good chuckle this morning reading some of the quotes from his new book. Not many people escape this man's ire as he tackles Alex Ferguson, Celtic, Ellis Short and many more. The funniest one by far though was his reasoning for not signing Robbie Savage for Sunderland during his tenure as manager.
Here is Roy in his own words…
I rang Mark Hughes. Robbie [Savage] wasn't in the Blackburn team and I asked Mark if we could try to arrange a deal. Sparky said: ‘Yeah, yeah, he's lost his way here but he could still do a job for you.'
Robbie's legs were going a bit but I thought he might come up to us [at Sunderland], with his long hair, and give us a lift – the way Yorkie [Dwight Yorke] had, a big personality in the dressing room.
Sparky gave me permission to give him a call.
So I got Robbie's mobile number and rang him.
It went to his voicemail: ‘Hi, it's Robbie – whazzup!' like the Budweiser ad.
I never called him back.
I thought: ‘I can't be fucking signing that.”