International boss denies approach from Celtic for key man

Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neill believes his assistant Roy Keane would be a good fit for Celtic, but does not believe an approach has been made for the former Manchester United midfielder.

Asked by Irish TV station RTE about the prospect of Keane leaving to take up the managerial position at Celtic Park, O’Neill said:

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“Could he do the job? I would have no problem with that whatsoever. As Roy said, you still have to be asked to do it, I’m not so sure that’s been the case.”

Keane has made it known last week that he would need to be asked by Celtic before considering the role.

He was approached for the same job two years ago, but in his 2015 autobiography he said he turned down the position as he didn’t feel wanted enough by chief executive Peter Lawwell and majority shareholder Dermot Desmond.

Lawwell has confirmed that Celtic are already meeting with potential managers and expects to announce an appointment by the end of this month.

Other candidates that have been linked with the role include Neil Lennon, David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers and Paul Lambert.