Roy Keane and Jonathan Walters clashed while with Ireland. Jonathan Walters as a player and Roy Keane as assistant manager to Martin O’Neill but could there be some light at the end of the tunnel between the two?
Walters told The Times: “I’ve been frozen out in certain places. I asked to leave Ipswich because I wanted to play in the Premier League and set my family up. There was a frank exchange of views with Roy.
“Things were said that weren’t right, completely below the belt, very personal, and because of that I wasn’t going to back down. I don’t get pushed over by people easily. I don’t get intimidated.
“There was a huge issue with Ireland which hurt me a lot. I was very proud to be an Ireland player. I trained in the morning, was in that much pain, 10pm ice machines, altitude machines, ski machine, ropes, tedious exercises.
“But if Roy was to ring me and say, ‘Fancy a coffee?’ I’d say yes.”