first_imgSHAY Given is said to be still in shock after the sudden death at the weekend of former teammate Gary Speed.The Lifford goalkeeper paid tribute to Speed in a book last year.Speaking to Ciaran O’Donnell for his book ‘Donegal’s Sporting Greats’ Shay spoke about his former Newcastle teammate when referring to what he wanted to do in the future. Said Shay: “I know that if I wasn’t involved in the game in the future I would miss it immensely because you get used to the banter in the changingroom.“I’ve met some fantastic people down the years through the game and would still be quite friendly with Gary Speed. I played with Gary at Newcastle United for six seasons and he’s a super guy.“He was always a natural leader and it was no surprise that he was promoted from coach to manager at Sheffield United when replacing Kevin Blackwell.”Just a few weeks after the book was published, Speed was handed the manager’s job at Wales where he turned around the team’s fortunes. SHAY: ‘GARY SPEED WAS A NATURAL LEADER’ was last modified: November 27th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Gary SpeedShay Givenlast_img

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