GABBY AGBONLAHOR has SAVAGED Roy Keane as he warned Sunderland against hiring the Man United legend.
Ireland great Keane is set for a sensational return to management with the Black Cats to offer him their vacant manager role.
Keane guided Sunderland to the Premier League in his first spell in charge of the club in 2006 before he was sacked in 2008.
He worked alongside Agbonlahor as an assistant manager to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa.
And the former Villa star has warned against bringing in Keane due to his poor man management skills.
He told TalkSport: “The problem with Roy Keane was that when he came to Aston Villa, he couldn’t understand that we weren’t as good as the players he played with.
“He couldn’t accept that we weren’t going to be as good as Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes, David Beckham and those players.
“Just his way of coaching, it wasn’t the right method for players nowadays, for players when he was at Aston Villa.
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“Just the way he spoke to players. There were times when there were quite experienced players, people like Joe Cole, and he didn’t speak to them right.
“He spoke to them in a way that was disrespectful. His man management would be zero out of 100. It was that bad.
“There was a time in training when we were doing a shooting drill. Imagine all 22 players doing a shooting drill, you’ve got to pass it to five players before you get a cross in.
“We hadn’t had a shot for 11 or 12 minutes, you are going to be getting cold and frustrated, so the standard wasn’t very good.
“The gaffer, Paul Lambert, calls us in and Roy Keane is there as well. Lambert says the standard isn’t good enough.
“Me, as captain, I had to come forward and back the players saying we only get one shot every 11 or 12 minutes and we need to do something different.
“Roy Keane comes forward and says ‘oh, are you cold? Do you want another warm up?’
“I said, ‘I’m not talking to you, Roy. I’m talking to the manager’. He gave me that evil stare and the next day he left.
“At that time at Aston Villa, he left because of me.
“I was at Villa for so long. I was captain and it was my club, I wasn’t going to let anyone come in and try to bully me at my club.
“Afterwards, even now, I’m happy it happened.”