- In latest FIFA World Cup 2018 News, former Manchester United captained Roy Keane has revealed that he wanted to rip off the head of current Iran boss Carlos Queiroz
- The duo worked together at Old Trafford and had a tumultuous working relationship
The Latest World Cup News concerns Iran and Manchester United where Roy Keane has opened the lid on his troubled relationship with Sir Alex Ferguson’s former assistant, Carlos Queiroz. The former Irish international has said that he regrets not having ‘ripped his head off’ while the duo worked together at Old Trafford.
Keane was Manchester United’s captain when Queiroz joined Ferguson’s backroom staff in the summer of 2002. Divulging more details about this FIFA World Cup News, the tough tackling midfielder, who is still pretty famous for his ill-tempered ways, further revealed that he regularly clashed with the current Iran boss as he ‘raised questions about my loyalty to the club’.
Queiroz was Ferguson’s assistant at Old Trafford for one season from 2002 until 2003 before he could not resist the opportunity to take over as Real Madrid manager. But following an unsuccessful spell in charge at the Bernabeu, the Portuguese tactician rejoined United’s coaching staff under Ferguson in the summer of 2004.
“Queiroz questioned my loyalty to the club”
Keane also revealed a bit about Queiroz’s training methods before going on an all-out offensive against the 65-year-old. Currently working as a pundit with ITV, Keane said: “He’s an excellent coach along with a lot of great coaches I worked under at United. He was probably a bit defence-minded but I had a good relationship with him, particularly in his first spell at the club.
“But his second spell when he came back and towards the end of my time I found him really disrespectful towards me so we had a bit of a fall out.
“He questioned my loyalty and I told him where to go. One of my big regrets is that I probably should have ripped his head off. But he’s an excellent coach doing an excellent job.“
Sitting alongside Keane was co-pundit and former United full back Patrice Evra who also worked with Queiroz during his time with the Red Devils. He added: “Carlos is someone who you feel like never smiles. His training sessions are perfect but even when he left United, tactically it was not the same. As a person he’s really difficult, I will say.”
Keane, forever known as a rather fiery figure, made his mark at Old Trafford before a clash with Sir Alex put the final nail in his United career and he left the club in 2005. Queiroz, on his part, remained in his role until 2008 before again moving on, this time to take over the reigns of his home nation Portugal.
Since the, the experienced manager has been in Iran’s dugout after joining them in 2011 and holds the distinction of leading them to two successive World Cups for the first time in their history after qualifying for Brazil in 2014 and the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia this year.
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