After officialy releasing his autobiography ‘The Second Half’ yesterday, Roy Keane condemned Jose Mourinho’s actions during a Premier League game against Aston Villa last month as ‘disgraceful’.
The Chelsea manager tried to shake hands with both Paul Lambert and Keane himself, who is currently taking the role as assistant manager at Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland, before the final whistle.
Lambert and Keane both refused Mourinho’s gesture, deciding to wait until after the match. Chelsea won the game 3-0.
“I wasn’t impressed because the game is still going on,” said Keane. “It’s disgraceful, I’ve seen him doing it to other managers, it is a disgrace.
“The game is still going on. You wouldn’t do that on a Sunday morning, you would get knocked out.”
Asked if he thought the action was disrespectful and arrogant, Keane added: “What do you think? That’s a stupid question. Yeah.”
Keane is not a huge admirer of Mourinho despite the Portuguese manager’s success.
He said: “I’m not sure I would have liked to play for him.
“He plays too many games with the media. I know there is a need for games but there comes a point you think ‘don’t play games today’.
“And poking the Barcelona coach [Tito Vilanova] in the eye, I wouldn’t have done that.”
Keane has siad the purpose of the release of his second book was to hit back at the people who told ‘a pack of lies’ about him.
By Ollie Carroll