Date: 1st April 2021 at 2:40pm
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Eurosport journalist Dean Jones has been speaking on the latest edition of Touchline Talk to discuss the potential arrival of as the new Celtic manager.

The 49-year-old former Celtic midfielder has been heavily linked with the job in recent weeks, however, it is clear Jones is not certain it would be a good appointment for the Parkhead side.

Celtic appointed John Kennedy as interim manager in February after the club parted ways with Neil Lennon as a result of a poor season of form.

However, there has since been a long list of managers linked with the job. Some of those names reported include Eddie Howe, Chris Wilder and even Roberto Martinez.

Jones has admitted Celtic are looking at an ‘old-fashioned’ style appointment but believes Keane may not be the best suitor for the job.

He said: “I would have big concerns about Roy Keane’s record as a manager, I would have concerns about how many members of the squad he might fall out with.

“But yeah, as you say, at least it would be box office and get your headlines. I’m not sure how much it would help you catch Rangers next season, though, that’s the problem.” 

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Keane has been out of management since 2019 in his role as assistant manager at Nottingham Forest, and it was even longer since his last spell as manager which ended in 2011 at (via Transfermarkt).

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

It is apparent Jones is unsure on whether the former Celtic midfielder would make the best appointment for their managerial vacancy. However, Keane has been very strongly linked in recent weeks but not all of the Celtic fans are pleased with some equally as unsure as Jones.

There are certain traits that Keane would bring to Parkhead over the likes of Eddie Howe as a former player who understands the culture of the club better than other reported candidates, but does that make him the best man for the job?

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