Manchester United great Roy Keane in talks over becoming Celtic manager

Manchester United great Roy Keane is reportedly in talks to succeed Neil Lennon as Celtic manager.

Keane, 49, has not held a managerial position since leaving Ipswich a decade ago but has since gained coaching experience with Nottingham Forest, Aston Villa and the Republic of Ireland national team.

According to the Mail, Keane is one of the candidates on the shortlist to replace Lennon at Parkhead.

Keane, who won seven Premier League titles in his 12-year Old Trafford career, has history with Celtic after playing for the Scottish side for a season after his acrimonious United exit in 2005.

The Mail’s report states that Keane is being seriously considered for the role, while ex-Sheffield United manager Chris Wilder and Manchester City Under-23 coach Enzo Maresca are interested in the vacancy.

Keane is said to have held discussions with senior Celtic figures about the possibility of taking over as manager.

The United great will be under huge scrutiny if he is rewarded the job given his no-nonsense takes as a pundit for Sky Sports.

He would be tasked with overthrowing Rangers at the top of the Scottish Premiership after Steven Gerrard’s side prevented Celtic making it ten domestic crowns in a row this season.

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