Steven Gerrard and Roy Keane – two Premier League legends in their very own proper – going head-to-head in Scotland. It sounds nice, proper?
Andy Townsend is all for Keane ditching his prestigious function working as a pundit for Sky Sports activities to take over the reins at managerless Celtic following Neil Lennon’s exit from the membership.
Name it unfinished enterprise for those who like, the Manchester United icon turned down the job when Lennon final left the membership earlier than Ronny Deila was appointed in 2014.
Keane, who hasn’t managed a membership since leaving Ipswich in 2011, additionally had a really transient stint in the direction of the tip of his vastly profitable enjoying profession with Celtic after an acrimonious cut up from United in December 2005.
It’s a spell that the ex-midfield maestro has overtly admitted he was a ‘bit embarrassed’ about, having turned down the possibility to hitch LaLiga giants Actual Madrid in favour of the Glasgow membership – the place he spent simply six months earlier than hanging up his boots.
So might Keane be the person to remodel Celtic’s fortunes? Townsend actually thinks so after a season to neglect, which has seen the membership’s arch-nemesis Rangers cruise to a primary Scottish Premiership title in 10 years.
In dialog with Adrian Durham, Townsend stated: “Stevie G being an ex-Liverpool man, so that you need an ex-United man… it’s Keano ain’t it?
“I advised you what the press conferences up there could be attention-grabbing on Fridays. Are you able to think about?
“Celtic have now obtained to make use of the times and weeks forward to get the correct man in and ensure who they go for is actually somebody who can lower their deficit for what it presently is.”
He continued: “They want somebody who can ask severe questions as as to if Rangers can grasp on to the trophy subsequent 12 months.
“I do assume that Celtic through the years have gone for a number of spurious ones that I’ve by no means fairly obtained my head spherical.
“I do assume this is a vital one as a result of Rangers have gotten a coach that’s hungry and bold and has a need to win extra.
“I feel Celtic have to assume lengthy and arduous for who they’re going to get in there.”