David Meyler has recently talked about Roy Keane’s interest in the Celtic job and he believes that the former midfielder would turn the Hoops around next season.
Meyler was a guest on the latest episode of the OTB Football podcast and the panel talked about a lot of issues involving Celtic and the Premier League. He was asked about the fact that Keane is interested in taking over the managerial reins at Parkhead and Meyler believes that the Irishman will bring in a winning mentality at Celtic, which will help the Bhoys challenge the Gers next season.
The Sun’s Alan Nixon had recently reported about Keane, stating that the former Man Utd and Bhoys midfielder would consider an offer to replace Neil Lennon at Parkhead. While Keane did reject an offer to manage the club in the past, he still feels an allegiance to Celtic and he would relish the chance to take on Steven Gerrard (as per the Sun).
Do you think Celtic will appoint Keane?
Meyler talked about this news and he feels that Keane would help the Bhoys in challenging at the top of the Premiership table again.
He said (17:39): “100%. I think so, yeah. Of course. Look, anyone who listens to me now will say like look, he’s been out of management, is it the best part of 10 years? Barstool managers, I should call them, will say look – he’s out of touch with the modern game but definitely Celtic have had a very disappointing year. You’ve won nine in a row. You’re on for ten. It is great and they believe their hype and then obviously Rangers were incredible – the season they’ve had. But I think if Roy was to go in there, he brings that winning mentality.
“You know, if you look at the impact he had at Sunderland because Celtic will be low, they’ll be flat that Rangers have blown them out of the water this year, which is unheard of. But definitely I’d love to see Roy take over Celtic and I think he would turn them around next season and I think they would be challenging and I think they’d beat Rangers.”
TIF Thoughts on Roy Keane to Celtic…
Keane, currently 49, hasn’t managed a senior side since January 2011, when he left Ipswich Town after racking up a points per match tally of 1.37 (as per Transfermarkt).
If the amount of time he’s been away from management doesn’t matter, Keane is said to have fallen out with players during his stint at Ipswich and even at Sunderland. Some players have even delivered damning verdicts about his management.
So while he did help Sunderland earn promotion to the Premier League, Keane comes with a lot of negatives. And that’s why Celtic might want to stay away from him.