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Celtic could be on the verge of three new appointments

Celtic’s hunt for a new manager has become a rather arduous task as the Bhoys attempt to replace the outgoing Neil Lennon.

The Northern Irishman hasn’t been in the dug-out for a fair few weeks now but the Hoops are yet to find a resolution to their woes.

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Roy Keane became the early favourite to become the Celtic manager but he has since been surpassed by Eddie Howe in the running.

Keane supposedly had an interview about the job but in the days that followed, he suddenly became unlikely to arrive at Paradise.

That being said, the Hoops hierarchy have now performed a major U-turn. With Howe stalling over the role, they have reignited their interest in the Manchester United legend.

With that, it looks as though Celtic are closing in on three separate landmark appointments.

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According to Football Insider, the Irishman already has his backroom team in mind.

Keane not only wants to bring Nicky Butt with him to Celtic but he also wants former Scotland striker Ian McParland with him in the dug-out.

There appears to be growing support for the former Sunderland boss amongst the boardroom and now there is a very realistic chance he comes to Scotland.

Desmond will be delighted

After several arduous weeks searching for a new manager, this news will be enough to delight a certain majority shareholder; Dermot Desmond.

The businessman has faced plenty of critics this season but issued a defiant response last month claiming he wouldn’t sell his shares.

This has also been a difficult time in his bid to find a successor to Lennon. On a constant basis, he has been dealt setbacks over their quest for Howe.

He doesn’t want to return to management until the summer while he’s now taking the interest of Tottenham, Crystal Palace and Brighton.

There are also issues surrounding his backroom staff. One source has revealed that the 43-year-old wanted to bring the “kitchen sink” to him with Parkhead which hadn’t been received well by those in the board room.

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Coaching roles don’t appear to be an issue with Keane, though.

With that in mind, this would represent the easy way out for Desmond given they’ve targeted the likes of Howe and the eye-catching Lucien Favre.

The duo have both been linked with moves elsewhere but Keane hasn’t taken the fancy of any other suitors.

It would seem the chips are beginning to fall into place for the former midfielder.

AND in other news, Worse than Kenny: Celtic star who made just 15 passes should be finished at Paradise…

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