Roy Keane has opened talks about taking over as manager of Celtic in what’s been called a “sensational” move. [Football Insider]
In fact, they go as far as to say that Celtic are going to offer him the post.
Keane would certainly be a high-profile appointment but judging by what Rangers fans are saying at the moment, it would only be a good one for the blue side of Glasgow.
We’ve all seen Keane act out the pantomime villain on Sky Sports but his brusque no-nonsense approach is surely as far from what Celtic need as you can get?
Keane’s managerial career went backwards quickly after his first job at Sunderland.
He won promotion to the Premier League but stood down after a season-and-a-half that was packed with examples of his harsh disciplinarian style and fall-outs with FIFA.
The Telegraph reported that the Sunderland players celebrated when he resigned.
He then moved to Ipswich where he lasted a season-and-a-half in what would be his last senior manager role.
Since then he’s played second fiddle at the Republic of Ireland, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, and he only lasted six months in the latter position before moving on to be the attack dog of Sky Sports.
We’re wondering what about this CV makes Celtic think he will be the perfect manager to bring harmony to what is a very troubled club.
He might come with the same high-profile name as Steven Gerrard but the two couldn’t be any more different in their approach.
Gerrard is collaborative and the players adore him. Keane, unless he’s changed dramatically, has never been one to foster good relations with his players.
And he doesn’t suffer fools gladly.
Reactions from Rangers fans on the Follow Follow forum range from, “Please God” to “Yes please”. Another Gers fan said, “I think he will surprise everyone and be even worse than we all imagine.”
Football Insider claims Celtic are ready to offer him the job and that it would send “shockwaves” through the game.
We don’t disagree with this but we’re not sure those shockwaves are the ones that either Celtic or their players will be happy with.
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