Ian Holloway has criticised Roy Keane for punditry on Sky Sports, insisting in one instance that he ‘couldn’t wait to get a dig in at Liverpool!’
Former Manchester United captain Keane, 49, has been a regular pundit for Sky on their Premier League coverage this season, often making headlines for his bold one-liners and definitive opinions.
And Holloway, who has managed eight clubs throughout his career including Blackpool, Crystal Palace and QPR twice, says he has huge respect for all the Premier League managers for their media scrutiny they receive and admitted Keane’s punditry ‘annoyed’ him once.
Ian Holloway has criticised Roy Keane’s punditry on Sky Sports for a hint of anti-Liverpool bias
‘I take my hat off to all of them [Premier League managers] because I understand the pressure of how you might feel because of the media – the media cause a lot of this,’ 57-year-old Holloway told The Sun.
‘There’s no fans but they’re on at you all the time at that level. There’s also a part of learning how to deal with them.
‘I thought Jurgen Klopp last night was magnificent in dealing with what happened and the game and how proud he was of his team.
‘Because he’s lost some major, major players. And Man United haven’t really lost any of them yet.
‘I found it interesting because Roy Keane annoyed me a bit yesterday. He’s all ‘we’re doing well again’ and he couldn’t wait to get a dig in at Liverpool.’
Keane clashed with Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp back in September live-on-air
Keane’s outspoken manner has caused controversy this season and irked Jurgen Klopp after Liverpool beat Arsenal back in September.
The Reds boss questioned Keane saying his team’s performance was ‘sloppy’ in an awkward moment live on Monday Night Football.
Keane is part of a star punditry line-up on Sky including Gary Neville, Micah Richhards, Jamie Carragher and Graeme Souness.