Sunderland boss Roy Keane admits he will be haunted for the rest of his life by the low points in his footballing career.

The 36-year-old suffered few disasters during his distinguished playing days, but added another entry to his list of football nightmares last weekend when his side were trounced 7-1 at Everton.

Keane, who will lead his side into a real six-pointer against Premier League basement boys Derby on Saturday, said: "You get flashbacks all the time.

"I look back on my career and probably there were five or six major setbacks I had, and not a day goes by when they do not come back into my head.

"That will happen until the day I die - and last weekend is certainly one of them, and rightly so.

"It is always the setbacks you remember, unfortunately, it is never the good times."

Keane was involved in a series of high-profile disappointments and incidents during his playing career, including his infamous bust-ups with Republic boss Mick McCarthy and Manchester City's Alf-Inge Haaland.

However, he smiled when asked about the particular memories which come flooding back.

He said: "Let's not go there and open a can of worms. I'd forgotten about them until you asked me.

"There were different setbacks - sendings-off, injuries, whatever, club situations, country situations - there would be five or six things that would always stick in your mind.

"You would hope to keep that list fairly short, but last weekend has added another one.