He has a stare colder than William Edward Parry’s testicles.
Now Roy Keane might have the frigid address to match.
The former Manchester United wrecking ball is supposedly in talks with Iceland to become the nation’s new manager.
No, I didn’t misspell Ireland. Roy Keane, former captain of the Emerald Isle, is apparently a candidate to replace Olafur Johannesson, who will step down as Iceland’s coach in a month.
How advanced the talks have progressed is unknown, but the Icelandic soccer bigwigs are expected to pick up Keano at the Reykjavik Airport Monday in order for him to take in the nation’s Euro 2012 qualifier versus Cyprus Tuesday. Only problem is, Keane didn’t show up.
Perhaps they misspelled his name on the limo placard. Translating English to Icelandic isn’t exactly a picnic. Maybe his flight was delayed because of volcanic ash. Or perhaps he listened to a Bjork album and said, “F@*k this.”
Regardless, it’s a little bit of a mystery right now as to where exactly Keano is. Perhaps he got confused and landed in Greenland, because you know Greenland is covered with ice and Iceland has at least a little bit of green.
Not counting the silver medal for handball in the 2008 Olympics, and the rugged ‘Island’ squad in “D2: The Mighty Ducks,” Iceland’s greatest athletic achievement is probably providing political asylum to chess savant and crazed anti-semite Bobby Fischer. So, the potential landing of Keane is something of a coup.
Of course that is if the former Sunderland and Ipswich manager, who has been out of work since January, ever shows up.