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Roy Keane believes Chelsea head coach Graham Potter is a better manager than Manchester United boss Erik ten Hag.

The Man United legend appeared on Monday Night Football and revealed his best three managers in the Premier League.

He snubbed Ten Hag as he picked Pep Guardiola, Thomas Frank and the aforementioned Potter, who left Brighton for Chelsea last month.

Keane hailed Guardiola’s style of play and praised ‘good guy’ Frank. He showered Potter with glowing praise, complimenting the way his teams operate.

The Irishman also applauded the Englishman’s demeanour during interviews, saying the 47-year-old speaks well to the media.

“Managers I like? I’ve always had loads of time for Pep [Guardiola],” he said on Sky Sports, following Nottingham Forest’s 1-1 draw with Aston Villa.

“I think what he does to his teams… I know people say he always works with the best players at the biggest clubs with the biggest budgets – blah, blah, blah – but he still has to work with them, manage them and find a style of play.

“I like Brentford’s manager, Thomas Frank, I like him. I like the way he comes across. Even when they were in the Championship, I came across him. A really good guy.”

On Potter, Keane added: “And I like Graham Potter at Chelsea. I like the way his teams play, I like the way he comes across in the media, I’m delighted he’s got a chance at a big club like Chelsea.

“There’s all this talk about if he can manage a big club and big egos and all this, but give the man a chance. He’s settled in really well.

“Every time he speaks in interviews, I think he comes across really well. So those are the three for me.”

Graham Potter during a training session at Chelsea. Image: Alamy Potter has won three of his four games in charge at Chelsea, which includes a dominant win over AC Milan in the Champions League.

His team currently occupy fourth spot in the league with 16 points on the board.

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