Martin O'Neill has revealed Roy Keane has had an informal chat with Celtic's majority shareholder Dermot Desmond about becoming the new coach of Glasgow Celtic.
Keane, 42, is presently assistant to O'Neill in the Republic of Ireland national team, and O'Neill said he wouldn't stand in Keane's way if he would be approached by any club. Keane hasn't yet had the chance to be the head coach, but has always been a strong leader and potential manager material. After a glittering Manchester United playing career, he finished his career with a six-month stint at Celtic.
Celtic are looking for a new head coach after the resignation of Neil Lennon, who coached the club for four years and resigned after winning the third straight Scottish title. Lennon was a coaching rookie when he took over managerial responsibilities at age 38, so hiring inexperienced Roy Keane wouldn't be the first time Celtic have done such a thing. It seems Celtic will opt for a young and unproven coach, Keane or someone else, as they're looking for a long-term solution.
After this story was made public, the reaction to Keane becoming the head coach of Celtic has been unanimously positive from players and fans alike, and it seems another player from the golden Manchester United generation might get a chance to coach a team, after Ryan Giggs took charge of Manchester United for four matches before being replaced by Louis van Gaal.