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Roy Keane’s brutal military pre-season camp left vegetarian players ‘fainting’

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Roy Keane is well-known for his uncompromising attitude to hard work, but one former player revealed the ex-manager even roped in a regiment of paratroopers to get his squad up to speed.Although Keane can now be found in the comfort of the press box, he initially followed up his successful career with management spells at Sunderland and Ipswich Town, and guided the Black Cats to promotion to the Premier League.The Irishman left the northern club in 2008, and joined Ipswich Town in the championship in the following year.

Despite staying at the club for nearly three years, Keane failed to draw on his top-flight experience to return the club to the highest tier and was dismissed in January 2011. READ MORE: Every word Roy Keane said in infamous MUTV rant 24 years on from channel's TV debut Now, looking back on Keane’s time managing Ipswich on the Under The Cosh podcast, defender Alex Bruce has revealed that manager wasted no time in introducing his hardline tactics to the squad, who were left shocked by his pre-season ritual.“He took us to this parachute regiment in Colchester,” he remembered.

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