Man Utd legend Keane: Ferdinand, Rooney shouldn't be talking about next England coach

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has questioned England players commenting on who should be the next manager. Keane acknowledges Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is everyone's choice.

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has questioned England players commenting on who should be the next manager.

Keane acknowledges Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp is everyone's choice.

But he wrote in The Sun: "What worries me are the likes of Wayne Rooney and Rio Ferdinand coming out and saying Harry should get the job.

"Some players are going on about how great Fabio Capello was, which was odd because they seemed to be saying different things in private.

"And whatever happened to players keeping their heads down?

"It shouldn't be down to the players who gets the job. OK, you might consult one or two senior players but the problem is that what they want seems to change every couple of years.

"They seemed to like Sven Goran Eriksson at first but then the complaint was he was too laid-back and wasn't passionate enough about the job so they wanted an Englishman.

"Steve McClaren was given the job and the problem with him appeared to be that he was too pally, joining in at training and calling John Terry 'JT' and Steven Gerrard 'Stevie G' so they wanted more of a disciplinarian.

"Then they decided Capello was too aloof and there was a problem with the language barrier so now we're back to them wanting an Englishman."

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