Keane and Sunderland part company

ROY Keane and Sunderland have parted company today, according to reports.

ROY Keane and Sunderland have parted company today, according to reports.

Earlier today the 37-year-old was understood to have been locked in talks with the club's hierarchy after weeks of rumours that his time as manager could be drawing to a close.

Keane has made no secret of the fact that he is not relishing the pressures of management after a series of poor results have seen Sunderland plunge into the Premier League relegation zone.