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Roy Keane Reportedly Wants To Become The Next Celtic Manager

Roy Keane Reportedly Wants To Become The Next Celtic Manager
By Gary Connaughton

While he has been making waves on the punditry scene in recent times, Roy Keane has made no secret of his desire to return to management.

His last coaching role came as assistant manager under Martin O'Neill at Nottingham Forest, a club he left in 2019. The Cork native has not held a managerial role since he was sacked by Ipswich Town in 2011, meaning it is over a decade since he was the main man at a club.

It is not difficult to see why some clubs would be hesitant to take Keane on. Not only has he not managed in ten years, but it's fair to say that his confrontational style may not be the best fit in a modern dressing room.

That being said, that type of attitude may be what is needed at certain teams. Celtic could be one of those, with many feeling Keane would be a good fit for the vacant managerial role at Parkhead. The man himself may also share that opinion.

The Scottish Sun are reporting that Roy Keane is keen to become the next Celtic manager, the club he finished his playing career at back in 2006.

The 49-year old previously held discussions about becoming Celtic boss as far back as 2014, although nothing materialised at that stage. It is believed club majority shareholder is on the lookout for a big name to fill the role on this occasion, a criteria Keane certainly fits.

Celtic are set to make major changes in the coming months, with the recruitment of a director of football and new chief scout looking likely.

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It would be assumed that Keane would be open to such a structure considering his lack of recent managerial experience.

It remains to be seen if the Irishman is high up on Celtic's list of potential managers, but he could be seen as a fallback option if their higher priority targets are unattainable.

Seeing Keane in Glasgow would certainly be box office...

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