Keane’s five most iconic managerial moments – with Man Utd icon open to next job

It is well known that Roy Keane is blockbuster as a pundit – but his managerial antics have been just as entertaining.

Keane has opened up on his desire to return to football management, admitting he was recently in talks with a Championship club about a return.

The Manchester United great has been out of management since being sacked by Ipswich Town a decade ago, but he has since spent time in the dugout with Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest and the Republic of Ireland.

“I’ve had interviews, I had an interview recently,” he told Gary Neville on The Overlap.

“I spoke to a Championship club about three months ago. It was very casual, it was at my house, a chat with the chairman."

That news was met with both intrigue and excitement, and you would not be able to take your eye off Keane should he return to the hot seat.

Here, Daily Star Sport takes a look at Keane's five most iconic managerial moments…

Fuming at a reporter

Keane's two year spell at Ipswich Town was perhaps best remembered for this clip alone.

During a press conference for the Tractor Boys, one journalist inexplicably failed to switch a phone off that continued to ring, delaying the Irishman's answer.

Keane was left disgusted at the reporter who failed to stop the call despite him repeating "Why don't you put it on silent? Why don't you turn it off?"

If Keane returns to the hot seat, it will be essential to keep phones off at all times in press conferences…

Gordon embarrassment

Keane thought he'd show Sunderland goalkeeper Craig Gordon how it was done during his time in the North East.

In perhaps the ultimate humiliation, Keane put his record signing's gloves on and challenged players to score past him after the Scot underperformed in a training session.

"I put the gloves on and I said that if they could get the ball past me I’d give them £1,000 each but, if they missed, they’d have to give me £100," he wrote in his autobiography.

"Eight or nine players lined up, and I knew that Craig and the other goalkeepers were pissed off with it. "

Dwight Yorke the 'clown'

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Keane may have shared a superb relationship on the pitch with Dwight Yorke at Old Trafford but that didn't stop him letting the striker know what he really thought of him during his time at Sunderland.

Yorke's decision to go on international duty with Trinidad and Tobago angered Keane, after the 36-year-old had just signed a new contract with dwindling fitness.

"Dwight's a clown and he's on an ego trip; he's brought this on himself," Keane said after wanting his forward back on Wearside.

"He's retired from international football about five times."

Classic team talks

Keane is not one to mince his words in the studio as a pundit and he certainty didn't as a manager.

Player autobiographies have given unique detail into Keane's management style and one team talk famously sticks out.

"Basically you're s**t. Try and enjoy the game. You're probably going to get beat. But just enjoy being s**t," Keane once said to Sunderland players pre-match, according to Danny Higginbotham's autobiography.

The Black Cats were on a run of six defeats in nine but the 'motivational' team talk worked as they drew 1-1 against Aston Villa.

Leaving players behind

Keane despises poor punctuality and he infamously left three players behind during his time as Sunderland boss.

Anthony Stokes, Marton Fulop and Tobias Hysen were left from the squad after arriving late for the coach for an away trip to Barnsley in 2007.

The trio later became known as the 'Barnsley Three' but were eventually reinstated into Keane's squad.

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