Paul Lambert praises 'realist' Roy Keane after bonding over cup of tea 'He doesn't sugercoat anything'

ITV Euro 2024 Ex- Manchester United skipper Roy Keane is seen presenting for ITV during the Emirates FA Cup Final match between Manchester City and Manchester United at Wembley Stadium on May 25, 2024 in London, England. (Photo by Robin Jones/Getty Images)
Keane is a "realist", according to Lambert (Image credit: Getty Images)

Roy Keane has been branded a “realist” who “doesn’t sugarcoat anything” by Paul Lambert, as the former Aston Villa boss reminisced fondly on his time working with the Irishman.

Lambert spoke exclusively to FourFourTwo about a range of subjects, from marking Zinedine Zidane out of Champions League final to taking Norwich from League One to the Premier League.

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Alasdair Mackenzie is a freelance journalist based in Rome, and a FourFourTwo contributor since 2015. When not pulling on the FFT shirt, he can be found at Reuters, The Times and the i. An Italophile since growing up on a diet of Football Italia on Channel 4, he now counts himself among thousands of fans sharing a passion for Ross County and Lazio. 

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