IRISH football legend Roy Keane reckons players’ wives and girlfriends are exercising too much influence over their careers. After failing to sign certain players for Sunderland, Keane lamented: “These so-called big stars are people we are supposed to be looking up to. Well they are weak and soft. If they don’t want to come because their wife wants to go shopping in London it’s a sad state of affairs.” He added: “It is not a football move, it is a lifestyle move and those are the type of people you don’t want at your club. It is not a problem for me but it is a fact. To me, that player is weak because his wife runs his life. That happens at the big clubs as well. I could name four big players and clearly their wives and girlfriends are running their lives because they are doing these photoshoots and that kind of stuff.” Wonder what he would have made of his former boss Alex Ferguson’s recent ‘decision’ not to follow his team to Northern Ireland, because his wife insisted he help move house!