SUNDERLAND boss Roy Keane has backed Alan Curbishley's decision to quit Upton Park, despite signing the two players the former Charlton boss was most upset about losing.

Curbishley quit the Hammers yesterday - blaming a breach of trust and confidence as his reasoning for leaving- and fellow Premier League manager Keane has revealed that if he was in his shoes he would have done the same.

He comments, however, ironically come after he took both Anton Ferdinand and George McCartney to the Stadium of Light, which were the two deals Curbishley had the most problems with.

"I wouldn’t last two seconds if my board interfered," Keane told The Daily Star.

"I decide who is going and who is coming. Nobody is ringing me every day of the week asking me this and that. There is no interfering whatsoever.

"I made it clear when I came in that if there was an interference I wouldn’t have lasted two seconds, never mind two minutes.

"I am very lucky here. I have enjoyed great support in terms of changing players and staff over the last two years and I answer to nobody in that sense."