Roy Keane has been hailed as ‘the chief Celtic wants’ as talkSPORT pundit and ex-Hoops participant Micky Grey backed the Irishman for the Parkhead job.
After membership legend Scott Brown confirmed his departure to Aberdeen on the finish of the season, Grey insists Keane is the right man to steer the Glasgow giants’ rebuild after watching Outdated Agency rivals Rangers topped Scottish Premiership champions.
Brown introduced this week he’ll bid farewell to Celtic in the summertime, ending a glittering and history-making 14-year profession on the membership, to turn out to be a player-coach at Aberdeen.
And that has solely ramped up the strain on the membership and their seek for Neil Lennon’s long-term successor, with their subsequent appointment within the dugout much more essential after dropping their membership captain and chief on the pitch.
Naturally, a bunch of managers have been linked with the position, together with not too long ago departed Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder and ex-Bournemouth coach Eddie Howe.
However Keane is, on the time of writing, the odds-on favorite for the job, with the previous Celtic midfielder linked with a shocking return to Parkhead.
Ex-Manchester United captain turned Sky Sports activities pundit Keane has not held a administration job in ten years, not since leaving the Ipswich City dugout in 2011.
Grey says it’s a ‘travesty’ somebody of his management has not been concerned within the sport for therefore lengthy, and advised talkSPORT on Friday he can be a ‘good match’ as the brand new Celtic supervisor.
Requested if Keane is the person to steer the Celtic rebuild, Grey stated on The Sports activities Bar: “Yeah. We mentioned Celtic on this present weeks in the past, and he was the title I discussed.
“I’d be devastated, as a result of we wouldn’t see him within the research speaking about video games, as a result of he’s gold mud.
“However any individual who’s obtained the data and the repute of Roy Keane, I feel it’s a little bit of a travesty he’s not concerned in soccer.
“I feel it’s most likely to his detriment that he’s not concerned in soccer in the mean time as a supervisor, as a result of I feel there are homeowners of golf equipment who’re most likely a bit bit scared of him.
“He’s old-fashioned, he says what he thinks and I feel that’s why most individuals love listening to him when he’s on TV.
“However I might love him to return again to soccer.
“I hoped it was going to be within the Premier league however due to that i believe homeowners of golf equipment perhaps suppose he’ll go off the rails and stroll out at any time.
“However he’s obtained a observe file of being a Celtic participant, so he is aware of the membership. He walks anyplace into any dressing room and also you take a look at Roy Keane and also you hear.
“And what do Celtic want proper now? Scott Brown has introduced he’s going to go away to go to Aberdeen, so there’s your chief on the sphere gone.
“I feel Roy Keane will have the ability to mattress himself into the job simpler at Celtic than he would within the Premier League, the place all the things you do mistaken is scrutinised right away. It’s a constructing course of, it’s a venture.
“And Celtic want a rebuild. They should get again as much as problem for that title, I do know it’s just one season however you take a look at that group of gamers and the way a lot they’ve dipped…
“Roy getting in there, I feel it’s an excellent match.
“I do know there are different contenders on the market, Chris Wilder, Eddie Howe, different managers not concerned in soccer in the mean time, they’ll all need that Celtic job.
“However Roy Keane and Celtic, it simply suits.”