Celtic podcaster Paul John Dykes has been talking about Roy Keane and he has been unimpressed by the rumours linking him with the manager’s hotseat.
Dykes was hosting the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and spoke about multiple potential candidates for the Parkhead managerial role. He believes that Keane’s past record isn’t good enough for him to manage Celtic.
Is Keane good enough to manage Celtic?
The Scottish Sun recently reported about Keane, saying that the Irishman wants the Celtic job and while a move to the club apparently collapsed in 2014, Keane still feels an allegiance to the club that he played for at the end of his playing career.
Dykes described Keane to be a ‘divisive’ character and remains unimpressed by his managerial track record.
The pundit stated: “I tweeted straight away – absolutely not for me. I based that – before we even got on to the intricacies of his character, his approach, the way that he is a divisive figure; it has been said in changing rooms and dressing rooms, both as a player and as a manager – I just based it simply on his managerial record.
“I had a look at his record and I just don’t think that it’s good enough for him to be considered as a Celtic manager, and I stated that, and I think the majority of Celtic fans agreed with that.”
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An article from The Athletic about Keane and his managerial stints at Sunderland and Ipswich Town also described him as a ‘divisive’ figure. During his stints at the two clubs, he was accused of launching ‘vicious’ verbal attacks on players and even fell out with some players.
In 2019, Keane left Nottingham Forest as their assistant manager only after a few months under Martin O’Neill. These aren’t good signs at all and it is easy to see why Dykes isn’t convinced about Keane’s managerial credentials.