Roy Keane to Celtic would please the media, pundits and drama-seekers; the club need better

By John McGinley

March 14, 2021

So, Roy Keane wants the Celtic job. That’s the big report this weekend anyway.

The Scottish Sun ran the exclusive late last night, reporting that the former Manchester United star is eager to bring the fight to Steven Gerrard’s Rangers team next season.

That’s despite talks breaking down between Keane and Celtic back in 2014 before Ronny Deila’s arrival.

Undoubtedly it’s a big story. It’s created headlines north and south of the border today as the media go into overdrive on the prospect of him becoming Celtic boss.

Make no mistake. Keane is a massive name. One of the best midfielders of his generation, he has found a second career as a high-profile pundit for Sky Sports and ITV, often generating discussion and sometimes controversy.

It would be a blockbuster appointment. It would please the media, the pundits and those looking for big stories and dramas emanating from Celtic Park. The prospect of Keane and Gerrard, old Premier League foes, going head-to-head is dynamite stuff for the neutral.

However, that’s not Celtic’s angle here. The club need better than that. We need a proper training pitch coach and tactician who can come in and improve the clutch of young players and prospects at Lennoxtown.

Keane has his strengths and his competitive character cannot be questioned. However, I just don’t see him as a good fit for a Celtic entering a bold new era.

Former Celtic midfielder Roy Keane / (Photo by James Williamson – AMA/Getty Images)

The news has certainly worried a fair amount of Celtic fans. Online reaction to the news hasn’t exactly been met with warmth.

Some definitely feel that appointing Keane would be a major mistake. These supporters have taken to social media this weekend to share their thoughts…

In other news, Scott Brown enjoyed Kieran Tierney’s assist for Arsenal today.