Celtic podcaster Laura Bradburn has recently questioned Roy Keane’s suitability to the managerial role at the club.
Bradburn was a guest on the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was next potential Celtic managers and one potential candidate that they talked about was Roy Keane. Bradburn believes that the former Manchester United player has done nothing to suggest that he can manage Celtic.
Is Roy Keane good enough to manage Celtic?
It has already been reported that the Hoops did contact Keane over the managerial role following the club’s loss to Rangers in the Old Firm derby and has been talked about as a potential candidate for the job. Keane has previously managed Ipswich Town and Sunderland and more recently, he was an assistant manager at Nottingham Forest (as per Transfermarkt).
Bradburn believes that if Celtic appoint Keane, they would be going down the ‘Celtic man’ route once again.
She said: “I seriously hope it’s not Roy Keane because I think you would be falling down the same trap there of going for somebody who knows the club, somebody who’s a Celtic man. What has he shown on paper to say that he’s a manager worth his salt? Nothing for my mind.”
TIF Thoughts on Bradburn’s comments regarding Keane…
Currently 49, Keane has not been a manager at any club since January 2011. Since then, he has only taken up the roles of assistant manager (as per Transfermarkt).
As a Sunderland manager, though, Keane did win the Championship title and while that does show his managerial abilities from more than ten years ago, an article from The Athletic has described Keane as a ‘divisive’ character who often fell out with his own players.
So while he has shown enough to have won trophies, he’s arguably not great at man-management. Because of that, the Hoops should avoid appointing him as their manager.