Delaney Unsure Keane Would Have Watched Arsenal Victory
Friday, 14th Jan 2011 12:11
Centre-half Damien Delaney says he’s not sure whether former boss Roy Keane would have watched Town’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg victory over Arsenal at home on TV. The 29-year-old says he was sad to see the former manager move on last week.
Delaney said: “I don’t think he would have watched it, being honest with you! No, he may have watched it.”
A Corkman like Keane, Delaney says it was disappointing that his spell in charge of the Blues wasn't a success: “I think if you look at all the performances under Roy, the effort was always there. We always ran around and we always tried to do the best we could.
“We didn’t always get the results we were looking for, but tonight we were able to marry up the result and the performance.
“It was sad to see Roy go. He was honest, I think his heart was in the right place, but for whatever reason it didn’t work out.
“I don’t think you can fault anyone when their heart is in the right place, and I think his was. But for whatever reason, the team didn’t get the results that were required. But that’s part and parcel of life and we move on.”
Delaney wishes former coaches Tony Loughlan and Ian McParland well for the future, believing that a change of manager inevitably leads to a change of staff: “That’s football, they were part of Roy Keane’s backroom staff. The new manager has his own ideas, will have his own backroom team.
“People forget that I spent a year at QPR and went through about nine managers in one year! It’s just part and parcel of football, you’re professionals, you get paid to do a job and whoever’s in charge you do the job to the best of your ability. It’ll be sad to see Charlie go, but we’re looking forward now.”
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