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Martin O'Neill Rules Himself Out Of Celtic Job Running, Talks Up Roy Keane

Martin O'Neill Rules Himself Out Of Celtic Job Running, Talks Up Roy Keane

Martin O'Neill has ruled himself out of the running to replace Neil Lennon as Celtic manager.

The 69-year-old managed Celtic between 2000 and 2005, winning three league titles. He had been linked with the job since Lennon was sacked by the club last month.

O'Neill has been out of management since leaving Nottingham Forest in the summer of 2019.

"My time has gone. The torch has passed," he told Sky Sports during their coverage of Sunday's Old Firm game when asked about the possibility of him once against taking the reins at Parkhead.

O'Neill did talk up the credentials of Roy Keane. The former Ireland captain has been mentioned as a candidate for the job. Keane served as assistant to O'Neill during his time with Ireland and Forest.

"Well, what you see is what you get from Roy," said O'Neill when asked if he could see Keane stepping into the Celtic dugout.

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"My own personal view is that owners and chief executives are missing a trick by not thinking about him becoming a manager.

"I think he has learned a great deal. I think he's very capable of taking a top job."

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