Ex-Sunderland and Everton winger Kevin Kilbane has backed Roy Keane to become the next manager of Celtic.
Kilbane featured alongside Keane for many years playing for the Republic of Ireland and he told the Scottish Sun that the Boys in Green’s current assistant manager is the ideal candidate to replace Ronny Deila at Parkhead this summer:
“Roy could have taken the Celtic job two years ago and jobs like that will come up for him again. It might be the ideal job for him to get back into club management.”
Kilbane thinks that the former Manchester United captain wants to get back into a full time managerial role and he can’t see a better opportunity than returning to the club he once played for:
“It’s no secret that Roy wants to get back into management and it might be ideal for him to go into a club who are competing in the Champions League and against another top club like Rangers. That’s going to be key for Celtic over the next couple of years. So who better to take the club forward than Roy?”
Keane is currently one of the favourites for the Celtic job with multiple newspapers already suggesting that the 44 year old has been sounded out for the job.
Former Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers, current Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert, ex-Everton manager David Moyes, former Celtic boss Neil Lennon and Northern Ireland coach Michael O’Neill are other names that have been linked with the role at Celtic Park.