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Hysen: Sunderland players were frightened of Keane

Former Sunderland winger Tobias Hysen has slammed the man-management skills of former gaffer Roy Keane.

Hysen, the first former player to speak out about Keane's 27-month spell, said he was moody and unapproachable.

Hysen, 26, said: "Because of Keane's reputation people were afraid of trying to talk to him. He wanted players to speak but they didn't.

"It was OK for me at first as I was in the team but any of the lads who were cut out had no relationship with him.

"At times he was very harsh. He would have a go at players, tell them that they were worth nothing."

Sweden midfielder Hysen was axed for a cup trip to Barnsley for turning up late for the bus and was later dumped by Keane following a solid start on Wearside.

He signed from Djurgarden for £1.7million in 2006 but went back to Sweden to join IFK Gothenburg a year later.

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