Since Neil Lennon’s resignation, Celtic have been advised that Roy Keane will be the ‘best match’ for the manager’s role.
Richard Dunne, a retired Republic of Ireland defender, thinks his former captain has’mellowed’ and needs another shot at coaching, which he would love to see at Celtic.
When Lennon last quit the club before Ronny Deila took over, Keane turned down the role, and he hasn’t run a club since leaving Ipswich in 2011.
He served as Martin O’Neill’s assistant at the Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest, as well as Paul Lambert’s No. 2 at Aston Villa.
The former Manchester United star, who has had a brief period as a player at Celtic Park, has voiced his intention to return to the field.
Dunne had this to say on the link up:
“It doesn’t matter that Roy Keane hasn’t managed a team in ten years, he could still be the perfect fit for Celtic if they decided to go down that route.
“I don’t know if it will happen or if the Celtic board already have someone in mind, but the sight of Roy in the dugout at Parkhead, going head to head with Steven Gerrard in a derby, would be brilliant to watch – two people who never held back as players and wouldn’t hold back as managers.
“Roy is older now and he has mellowed a bit, learned a bit more, and if Celtic – or another club for that matter – decide to hire him, they are getting a Roy Keane that’s better than the one of ten years ago, having been out of the game as manager won’t detract from him at all.”