Frank McAvennie has exclusively told Football FanCast that he wouldn’t be against Roy Keane becoming the new Celtic manager.
The Hoops have been looking for a replacement for Neil Lennon, who was relieved of his duties last month, with Rangers on the verge of ending Celtic’s nine-year reign as top dogs in the Scottish Premiership.
Celtic have been strongly linked former Sheffield United boss Chris Wilder and also ex-Bournemouth man Eddie Howe, although assistant manager John Kennedy has been in the dugout since Lennon’s dismissal.
But various reports believe that the Scottish giants have recently held talks with Keane, who spent a brief period at Celtic Park during his playing days – with the former Manchester United midfielder keen on getting back into management.
Keane’s been out of management since leaving Ipswich Town back in 2011, but has spent time as assistant manager of Republic of Ireland, Aston Villa and most recently, Nottingham Forest, under former Celtic fans favourite Martin O’Neil.
Despite his decade break from the hot seat, McAvennie would be on board with Keane getting the job.
He told Football FanCast:
“He’s thrown his name into the hat. It’s all over the papers that he likes the job, he wants the job. But I wouldn’t mind Roy. He’s high-profile, to see him going up against Stevie Gerrard, that would be one for the cameras.
“But whoever comes in has got to clean the place, there’s too many loan players.”