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Opinion: Roy Keane is the perfect man to shake up Celtic Park

Roy Keane is said to be looking to return to management and the Celtic manager’s position seems an ideal fit for the former Manchester United midfielder.

I know people nowadays like to joke about Keane’s way of handling matters, especially when it comes to managing players who will never reach the standards he did as a player, but Celtic Park needs a shake-up.

The 49-year-old has managed Sunderland and Ipswich Town but hasn’t been in the dugout for two years. He’s primarily worked as an assistant manager alongside ex-Celts Paul Lambert and Martin O’Neill.

Nowadays he works as a television pundit for Sky Sports, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he came up in conversation at Celtic Park over the coming weeks. It’s where Keane spent six months to end his playing career.

Don’t forget his noteworthy reaction to Rangers winning the title this season.

“That is the type of manager that is needed.”

Former Celtic striker John Hartson has offered an explanation as to why Keane would be the ideal choice for the role of Celtic manager.

Hartson believes that the Irishman would be an “excellent” signing and one that would be “well-respected among the players”.

He told Off The Ball: “Celtic have not put up a fight. It is 21 points with seven games to go. They have won the league before the split.

“That is the type of manager that is needed. When we mentioned Roy Keane, I think Roy would be excellent.

“He would be well-respected among the players, he would have learned a lot in terms of what he has achieved up to now.

“He has come from an assistant role – I wouldn’t be concerned.

“You know me, if I didn’t think Roy was the person that could galvanise the team and get them going, get them organised, then I would be the first one to say that.

“I think Roy would be good.”

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One response to “Opinion: Roy Keane is the perfect man to shake up Celtic Park”

  1. John says:

    Roy Keane has done nothing as a manager to suggest he could manage Celtic. I’d love to see Keane become a good manager, but so far he has proved too much of a hot head as a manager to last in any job.