Keane's new autobiography set for October release
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Keane's new autobiography set for October release

ROY Keane’s new autobiography, The Second Half , will be published on October 9.

The forthcoming memoir has been ghost written by The Commitments author Roddy Doyle, and follows Ireland’s assistant manager’s first autobiography, Keane, which was published in 2003.

The Second Half is described as a blend of “memoir and motivational writing in a manner which both disquiets and reassures in Roy Keane’s own original voice”.

It is expected that the book will address revelations made by Alex Ferguson in his autobiography, which was released last year, criticising the former Manchester United captain.

Keane left the club in 2005 after he openly criticised his team-mates in a controversial interview with in-house television channel MUTV.

In his 2013 book, Ferguson labelled the incident "unbelievable" and called Keane "a man of extremes".

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He also claimed that Keane began to have a negative impact on the team, despite having a key role in the club's success during his 12 years at Old Trafford.

"The hardest part of Roy's body is his tongue," he wrote. "He has the most savage tongue you can imagine.

"He can debilitate the most confident person in the world in seconds. He was an intimidating, ferocious individual."

The Second Half will be published through The Orion Publishing Group.