Celtic’s search for a new manager has really gathered pace over the last few days but unfortunately for majority shareholder Dermot Desmond, he still no closer to uncovering Neil Lennon’s successor.
Roy Keane has been the favourite in the last week but fresh claims have quashed those rumours.
Last week, it quickly became apparent that Keane was leading the race to become the new manager of Celtic.
Football Insider revealed that discussions and an interview had even taken place. However, in a remarkable twist, it now looks like the Irishman is unlikely to head back to Parkhead.
The Times have sources close to Keane in Ireland who have revealed that a Celtic reunion is doubtful.
Keane turned down the Hoops job in 2014 and he looks set to miss out on the hot seat once again.
When it emerged that Keane was in the running to become the new manager of Celtic, it was not very well received by plenty of the club’s supporters.
Well followed Bhoys podcaster Paul John Dykes admitted that news of the Manchester United legend’s potential arrival had gone down like a led balloon with fans.
You can see why, too. Keane hasn’t managed for the best part of ten years and he didn’t exactly achieve a great deal during his time with Sunderland and then Ipswich.
He got the Mackems promoted but his win percentage during the course of his managerial career speaks volumes. The 49-year-old has a pretty disastrous win rate of just 38.7%.
The television pundit has taken guidance from Martin O’Neill during his three spells as assistant manager under him. However, with that in mind, it feels like Keane is more equipped to be a number two.
News that the former midfielder is now less likely to be given the reins at Paradise should be music to the ears of supporters.