"Get yourself up here"; Micah Richards' class tweet goes down well with Celtic fans

By David Walton

March 15, 2021

As speculation mounts over the prospect of Roy Keane to Celtic, a Sky Sports pundit appears itching to be his new assistant.

Former Man City star Micah Richards’ class tweet last night was well received by Hoops fans. He stated that his bags were packed and that he was Scotland-bound as Keane’s assistant.

It follows a long-running joke on live Sky Sports Super Sunday broadcasts with Richards pretending that he’ll be Keane’s number two in his next job.

The duo couldn’t be anymore unalike in their personalities. However, it’s become a massively popular combination amongst Sky viewers.

Keane was linked with the Parkhead gig as recently as Saturday evening [Scottish Sun]. The Irish legend is said to want the gig. That’s despite previously holding failed talks with the club back in 2014.

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Keane had a one-year spell as a Celtic player during the 2005/06 season. He would leave both an SPL and Scottish Cup winner. But it’s not an appointment that would be universally adored amongst the Parkhead support.

Given Keane’s roller-coaster career as a manager, some would say he’s damaged goods. A failed stint at Ipswich Town has overshadowed his promotion success with Sunderland. Since then, he’s only ever worked as an assistant manager with Ireland, Aston Villa, and Nottingham Forest respectively.

Micah Richards and Roy Keane at Celtic? No thanks (Photo by Visionhaus)

His appointment would undoubtedly be blockbuster stuff given his reputation in the game. However, his managerial CV doesn’t warrant contention if we’re all being honest with ourselves.

Even so, Richards’ jovial tweet was certainly well-received by the Celtic support. Unfortunately for him, Celtic aren’t looking to create the next comedic Netflix football documentary.

Regardless, here’s a look at some of the fan replies on Twitter:

https://twitter.com/Fitzy_072/status/1371199940945395713

In other news, we discuss why the new Celtic manager must solve a four-year long club concern.


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