Roy Keane is a “complete mess and a coward” says former player
Pablo Counago reacts angrily to Keane comments about the striker
October 9th, 2014
Roy Keane’s latest autobiography is more warts and all than its predecessor, with the Irishman unafraid to dish the dirt on what happened at the end of his Manchester United playing days and subsequently afterwards.
Keane is currently the assistant manager of Aston Villa, having previously taken charge of Sunderland and Ipswich Town. During his time at Portman Road, he crossed paths with Pablo Counago, a player that Keane describes in his book as lazy.
Counago has not taken these comments quietly and has branded his former manager as a coward who was a “complete mess” during his time at the Suffolk club and feels as though the revelations are a departure from the truth.
“It seems like he needs to criticise players, managers and directors to keep selling books as he is not able to do anything else in football,” Couñago told Ipswich’s TWTD fans’ website.
“It is a very sad ending for a person that was so big as a player. As I told him once, I think he is a complete mess as a football manager. As he has said in his book, he wanted to hit me, but behind his appearance there’s a coward. I just hope he can find happiness in his life as, in my opinion, being that miserable must be very mentally draining.
“The love and respect I feel for Ipswich and its fans is something he will never feel. I could say lots of awful things about him but I don’t feel right speaking about him, I feel sorry for him. That’s why, whatever he says about me, I don’t take offence, even though he’s not telling the truth about me.”