Roy Keane shows Gary Neville no mercy as he scolds ex-Man Utd team-mate over Salford’s record with managers

ROY KEANE has probed Gary Neville over Salford City’s record with managers.

Neville, 48, co-owns the League Two club alongside David Beckham, Paul Scholes, Phil Neville and Nicky Butt.

Roy Keane is never afraid to take Gary Neville to task


Roy Keane is never afraid to take Gary Neville to taskCredit: PA
Salford recently sacked Neil Wood as boss


Salford recently sacked Neil Wood as bossCredit: Getty

The former Manchester United defender worked as the club’s CEO for eight years before stepping down in October 2022.

Salford recently sacked former Man Utd youth coach Neil Wood, the fifth boss they have axed in five-and-a-half years.

Appearing on Stick to Football, Keane took Neville to task.

The Irishman, who has attended multiple games alongside Neville, asked: “Who brought the managers in at Salford?”

To which Neville replied: “The managers were me, Karen (Baird, former chairwoman] and Chris (Casper, sporting director).”

Keane, 52, then quizzed: “So, if you’re on about managers getting players right or wrong, have you brought managers in and (later) thought, ‘What was I thinking?'”

Neville considered his response before saying: “When I look at managers that we’ve brought in, I think that while some of them may not’ve been successful… Richie (Wellens) obviously we sacked but he went on to win a league (with Leyton Orient last season).”

Unimpressed, Keane butted in: “It doesn’t matter if they win a league somewhere else. That’s no good to you, is it?”


Neville subsequently replied: “Yeah but my point is sometimes a manager doesn’t work at a club, that can happen.”

Salford have endured a miserable campaign this time around and sit 21st in League Two.

Their Class of 92 owners opted to replace Wood with former MK Dons and Oxford boss Karl Robinson.

While chatting with Neville, as well as Ian Wright and Jill Scott, Keane also lifted the lid on his brutal Man Utd exit in November 2005.

He said: “I generally have no problem when a club tells a player [to leave the club] – it’s the game we’re in.

“For you [Ian Wright], they sat you down and had a chat – to me, at least, that’s kind of respectful.

“I’m getting called into a meeting with Sir Alex Ferguson and David Gill, and before I sat down, they’d already prepared a statement.

“This is my issue – they already prepared a statement, and they had the years wrong!”

Keane has been to watch Salford alongside his former Man Utd pals


Keane has been to watch Salford alongside his former Man Utd palsCredit: PA
Salford have appointed Karl Robinson as their new boss


Salford have appointed Karl Robinson as their new bossCredit: Rex

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