As Celtic ride the wave of change at Parkhead, there is one area of the club that needs addressing before anything else; the first-team manager.
The Bhoys lost Neil Lennon a number of weeks ago now but they’re still no closer to discovering who his successor will be.
Roy Keane is a name that will tremble fear throughout the Green Brigade. When he was first linked with the Hoops job it didn’t go down too well with supporters.
However, fresh reports state that he could well be back in the conversation.
That’s according to Football Insider who claim that behind-the-scenes developments have led to the Irishman being in the frame for the position again.
Keane is gaining more support from the Celtic hierarchy after several stumbling blocks emerged regarding Eddie Howe.
There have been several twists and turns to this circus of a managerial pursuit but this is perhaps the biggest U-turn yet from majority shareholder Dermot Desmond.
For weeks now it’s looked as though Howe would be given the gig but circumstances out of Desmond’s control have taken over.
The 43-year-old doesn’t want to return to management until the summer while he’s also facing problems over his backroom staff.
There are also problems with interest emerging elsewhere. It’s thought that both Crystal Palace and Brighton are keeping tabs on the Englishman.
You can hardly blame Desmond for turning his attention to other candidates, therefore. The frustrating thing, though, is that he appears to be taking the easy way out.
There is no interest from anyone else in Keane that we know of and judging by his ten-year absence from the managerial world, there won’t be many courting his services in the coming months.
This is such a crucial point in Celtic’s modern history. Fail to get their next appointment spot on and they could be left in the dust by Rangers for a considerable period of time.
Keane has never won more than 42% of his matches while in charge of a club; something that speaks volumes about his abilities as a number one.
Instead of taking the easy way out, Desmond needs to get back to the drawing board and avoid this almighty U-turn for the greater good of the club.