LONDON: Alex Ferguson gave Roy Keane a vote of confidence on Monday in his wish to one day become a club manager.
The Manchester United manager said fiery midfielder Keane, who said recently he would like to manage a club once he hangs up his boots, would be “absolutely brilliant”.
“Absolutely no doubt about that. If he wants to do it he'll be an absolutely brilliant manager,” Ferguson told leaguemanagers.com.
Irishman Keane, 31, has already retired from international football after storming out of Ireland's pre-World Cup training camp and the hard-tackling midfielder has also had to consider his future carefully due to a spate of career-threatening injuries.
Keane only recently made his comeback after a lengthy lay-off following a hip injury. He will also miss Manchester United's Champions League tie against FC Basel today after picking up a hamstring strain.
Ferguson however expects his key middle man to return in time for next month's Premiership clash with Liverpool. – AFP