Date: 4th April 2021 at 7:09pm
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Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has exclusively told This is Futbol that he’s heard Nicky Butt and Damien Duff are coming back to Paradise in a possible revamp with Roy Keane.

The Hoops are still managerless following the departure of Neil Lennon back in February, having failed to name a replacement for the Northern Irishman.

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Eddie Howe remains the bookies favourite, although current caretaker boss John Kennedy is still among the frontrunners to be named Lennon’s successor.

Meanwhile, Keane has also been strongly linked with the vacant job at Celtic Park, with recent reports claiming the ex- Manchester United midfielder would be keen on bringing former teammate Nicky Butt with him, just weeks after his departure from the Old Trafford coaching staff

But McAvennie hinted that Duff, whose previously been both reserve team coach and first-team coach at Celtic, could be another possible addition to Keane’s coaching team, should he get the job.

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He told This is Futbol:

“I’ve heard Nicky Butt and Damien Duff are coming back, that’s what I heard. I think that’s what Celtic need, they need a few home truths and if they don’t like it, sod them.

“The good thing about Roy Keane is he won’t take any nonsense, and he will call it as it is, he does it on TV. If you’re not doing it, you’re out, but he hasn’t managed in such a long time.”

But what does McAvennie make of a potential Liverpool vs Manchester United matchup on the touchline, should Keane and Butt come up against Rangers duo Steven Gerrard and his assistant Gary McAllister?

He added:

“What a thing that would be, that would be a good dugout to sit in. I would like to be the fourth official in that one. Gerrard and McAllister, Nicky Butt and Roy Keane, that would be interesting, wouldn’t it? It would probably be more exciting than the game watching them fire abuse at each other.”