O'Neill 'I'm No 1'

11 November 2013 01:37
Former Sunderland boss Martin O'Neill has left no room for doubt over who will be calling the shots in his Republic of Ireland partnership with Roy Keane.

Martin O'Neill: "I don't really want to change Roy Keane. I don't think that was the intention, otherwise it loses its impetus.

"Of course there are things we want to adjust and look at, but I have had an assistant manager in John Robertson for years and years at all the clubs I have been involved in, or most of them, and John was very, very good.

"John was more than a sounding board, more than that. I listened to his opinion - he had a very good opinion about football, he was a good judge of a player as well.

"But ultimately, he always left the decisions to me and that was the main thing. That's something that I have been used to now for 20 years and I wouldn't be expecting anybody to be over-ruling me.

"That's not the big 'I am', far from it. I have got great respect for Roy Keane, otherwise I wouldn't have asked him to do the job."

Source: Sunderland-Mad

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