Date: 20th January 2021 at 4:45pm
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Russell Boyce has been speaking on the latest edition of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast about all things relating to Celtic.

One of the main topics that was discussed in the episode was potential replacements for Neil Lennon as Paul John Dykes went through a list of names with his guests revealing their thoughts on each candidate.

One name who was mentioned as a potential replacement was Roy Keane, who has been mooted as a possible replacement for Lennon, though has not managed a side since 2011 alongside various assistant managerial duties.

However, Boyce is not keen on Keane returning to Celtic Park to take over from Lennon.

He said: “The Roy Keane thing is just farcical to me.

“Again, put that on Kev’s [Kevin ] lazy list because there is absolutely no way Roy Keane should be in that dugout at all.

“10 years since he’s last managed – I mean that is absolutely baffling that he would be then going into a job like Celtic’s after such a wait.”

Would you like to see Keane take the Celtic job

No, he would be awful

No, he would be awful

Yes, he can't do any worse

Yes, he can't do any worse

TIF Thoughts on Boyce’s view of Keane…

As a player, Keane had a spell at Celtic Park, but his last managerial job was with Ipswich Town, and he has not taken charge of a first team since he left in 2011

So, though he has been linked with the Celtic job in the past, it is clear that Boyce is not keen to see the former Republic of Ireland international replace Lennon should he be sacked, though, former Bhoys man Stiliyan Petrov would like to see Keane as the new Celtic boss.

Keane’s managerial record does not really make for impressive reading.

He has spent most of his managerial career in the Championship, so we understand why Boyce is not keen to see the former Celtic man return, and given how long he has been out of as a manager for, we are not sure it would be the best move.