In his new book, Roy Keane quotes admiringly a line from Fabio Capello. When asked why he had been successful in management, the Italian once replied “I was lucky to work with some good players.” Keane suggests this is the most important thing for a manager: the better the players you have at your disposal the better you are as a manager.
Such an admission might well undermine the cult of the manager, Keane accepts, but he believes it really is that simple. Sure, a manager can influence in his man management and tactics. But ultimately what counts is the quality he has available to put on hisRead More »from Why the real test starts now for Louis van Gaal after three months at Manchester United