Roy Keane eager to become next Celtic manager

Roy Keane eager to become next Celtic manager

Manchester United legend and former Sunderland boss Roy Keane is eager to get back into management, and wants to become the next Celtic head coach.

The Hoops are on the hunt for a new man in charge, after Neil Lennon left the club in the wake of a miserable season, which has culminated in bitter rivals Rangers taking their Scottish Premiership crown at a canter.

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Keane is interested in getting back into management | Pool/Getty Images

And The Sun reports that Keane is interested in taking over at the club where he finished his professional playing career, as he eyes a shock return to management after a couple of years out of the game.

The Irishman has been lighting up our TV screens over the past two years, performing as a straight-talking, no-nonsense pundit for Sky Sports. He had previously acted as Martin O’Neill’s assistant for the Republic of Ireland national team, and then spent short spells at Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

But the 49-year-old is keen on a return to coaching, and sees Celtic as the perfect opportunity to reboot his career. Keane would be tasked with taking the Bhoys back to the summit of Scottish football, and toppling the unstoppable Steven Gerrard and Rangers.

The Gers are unbeaten in the league this season, posting an incredible 28 wins in 32 matches.

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Keane ended his career at Celtic | Laurence Griffiths/Getty Images

It will take a strong character to reshape this underperforming Celtic side, and Keane could be the right man for the job. He has previously turned down the role at Parkhead, but it is believed he would ‘jump’ at the chance this time round, should the opportunity arise.

He faces some stern competition for the hot seat, with Eddie Howe and Stoke City manager Michael O’Neill also linked to the post. In fact, 90min exclusively revealed that O’Neill has a number of admirers at the club, and he is also under serious consideration, if they can lure him away from the Potteries.

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