http://uk.eurosport.yahoo.com/04122008/58/premier-league-roy-keane-leaves-sunderland.html Eurosport - Thu, 04 Dec 12:01:00 2008 Sunderland manager Roy Keane has left the club following a dreadful run of form. Five defeats from their last six Premier League games have seen Sunderland slip to second from bottom in the table and led Keane to decide his future lies away from the club. The Irishman has walked away from the Stadium of Light following three days of discussions between Keane, club chairman Niall Quinn and other advisers. Keane voiced his self-doubt last weekend regarding his ongoing suitability for the post after the 4-1 home defeat by Bolton Wanderers which featured an appalling defensive performance. He said: "I ask myself every day if I'm the right man for Sunderland. "I asked myself this morning, and I said I was. Sunday morning, if the answer's no, we'll have to look at it." The 37-year-old spent over Â£60m on players in less than two seasons in the Premier League, but summer signings such as Anton Ferdinand, Pascal Chimbonda, El-Hadji Diouf and Steed Malbranque have largely failed to deliver. Keane was due to hold his regular media conference at 1pm today ahead of Sunderland's match against his former club Manchester United on Saturday. After the visit to Old Trafford, Sunderland face crunch matches against West Bromwich Albion, Hull City and Blackburn Rovers. Earlier, Sunderland keeper Craig Gordon said Keane still commanded everyone's respect at the Stadium of Light. "If our standards drop, he lets us know about it," he told the Daily Mail. "He's very fair in what he says. "Everyone respects his judgement and what he tells us."