Manchester United icon Roy Keane has stated his belief that John O’Shea will probably become a coach or pundit after retiring from football.
The two featured under Sir Alex Ferguson during one of the club’s most successful eras and there’s clearly a mutual admiration between the two.
Keane himself has appeared multiple times on TV as a pundit but his more stable job is being Ireland’s assistant manager.
O’Shea meanwhile still features for his nation and isn’t expected to retire just yet as he aims to stick around a little longer.
The 37 year old left United back in 2011 but has still made a decent career for himself at Sunderland for several seasons.
According to FourFourTwo, Roy said: “I remember him [O’Shea] as a young player at United and thinking ‘this kid’s got a chance’ – decent player.
“Strangely enough, he always seemed really balanced. We’ve talked about all the pitfalls in football, but John always seemed to be really switched on.
“But listen, he could be a raving lunatic when he’s at home in the evenings – I hope he is.
“I hope he’s a head-case and we’re all proved wrong when he’s locked up in six months and we’re all saying ‘Jesus, I never saw that coming’.
“No, but I don’t think so. He’ll probably have a nice steady life, probably become a coach or a pundit.”
Both player’s presence at Old Trafford could be needed with Roy Keane’s leadership in particular desperately missing.
John O’Shea was a leader in his own right as well and there’s no doubt the Red Devils’ could do with his defending as well.
Keane has spoken multiple times publicly about how he would whip the current squad up into shape with many fans hoping Jose Mourinho can bring someone in who could do that job.
O’Shea’s current contract with Sunderland runs out next month but there have been talks that he could still continue his playing career.