Reported Sunderland target Roy Keane dropped a two-word reaction to being asked a question about how this upcoming week is going to look for him…
Sunderland Echo journalist James Copley has relayed what he saw from the live TV coverage of The FA Cup on ITV (06/02/22), with the Irishman reacting to a question amid speculation that he could be on his way to the club.
He Tweeted: “Roy Keane asked on ITV if he’s going to have a busy week. “No comment.” Accompanied by another big smile…”
Fans will surely love this reaction from Keane for several reasons. Firstly, it builds further excitement as his smiling could well hint that talks are progressing behind the scenes, with the ex-Manchester United midfielder refusing to deny any speculation linking him with the job.
They will also love his buoyant reaction as it suggests that he is also excited by the prospect of taking over at the Stadium of Light. This is all speculative, of course, but it would have been easy for him to keep a straight face and play coy or outright deny the talk if he was not interested in the role. After all, this is someone renowned for speaking his mind in a boisterous fashion.
Fans will be buzzing with this situation and are now likely to be highly intrigued over whether or not he’ll arrive in the northeast again. That said, it remains to be seen whether or not the move will officially happen anytime soon, despite talk of an interview on Saturday.
The Black Cats are fourth in the League One table and two points behind Wigan in second, but the Latics have a whopping four games in hand on them. This shows the size of the task at hand for the club to finish in the automatic promotion places, which is why bringing in a new head coach as quickly as possible is imperative for Kristjaan Speakman.
They sacked Lee Johnson after the 6-0 defeat to Bolton and failed to get a replacement in before the clash with Doncaster, which may have played a part in the eventual 2-1 defeat to the team sitting bottom of the table.
Therefore, Keane’s interesting reaction will get Sunderland fans buoyant that something may be on the horizon for him at the Stadium of Light. The sooner they get someone in the better chance they may have of putting a plan in place to attack the second half of the campaign to fight for a top-two spot.