Book Focus: Keane book as sincere as they come

Roy Keane

THE HIGHLY anticipated second autobiography by Roy Keane is littered with the Corkman’s trademark honesty and humour.

Ghost written with the excellent Roddy Doyle, Keane’s latest book charts some of the most significant moments of his career post-Saipan.

Perhaps the issue of most intrigue surrounds the former Manchester United captain’s fall-out with manager Alex Ferguson.

Keane holds no punches as he charts the latter years of his playing career and the mixed fortunes of management.

The book is fast-paced, direct and certainly one worth reading for any fan of Keane himself, or football in general.

Ghost-writer Roddy Doyle captures Keane’s voice perfectly – with his cutting wit often marked with an honest sincerity.

It is clear that despite his so-called ‘tough’ exterior, Keane is a passionate and intelligent football fan.

His decision making in the past may be viewed as rash – Alfie Haaland come to mind – but it would appear that beneath it all Keane’s motives surround doing what he felt was best for both himself and the teams that he played with and managed.

Agree or disagree, hearing his side of things in ‘The Second Half’ is certainly intriguing.
Roy Keane: The Second Half is available in Easons.

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