Betting suspended: Ireland Number 2 Roy Keane enters talks with to take over as Celtic manager [Tweets]
We have suspended the Next Celtic Manager market with Roy Keane heavily linked and bets still being laid as short as 1/4.
— Sky Bet (@SkyBet) May 29, 2014
Despite dismissing the speculation last week, insisting that he had ‘2 jobs’, it’s been confirmed that Roy Keane has now entered talks with Celtic to take over as manager of the Scottish champions, a vacant position since Neil Lennon left last week.
Ireland manager Martin O’Neill has admitted that his number 2 has ‘had a chat’ with the Old Firm club, with other sources even reporting that Celtic have offered the Corkman the job.
With O’Neill having brought Steve Guppy on board this week, the warning signs were already there for Ireland fans that Keane may be on his way, with the feeling being that Keane’s been unchallenged in his Ireland role, spending most of his time watching matches and not having the input he was expecting.
Odds have been slashed by many bookies, with Sky Bet closing the market altogether…
— Kevin Palmer (@kpsundayworld) May 29, 2014
martin o'neill's taking this press conference at the aviva. it was supposed to be roy keane.
— Ken Early (@kenearlys) May 29, 2014
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) May 29, 2014
— Balls.ie (@ballsdotie) May 29, 2014
Roy Keane is having talks with Celtic. They are said to be friendly and informal…they must mean from the club's side.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) May 29, 2014
So it looks nailed on that its Roy Keane so lets all get behind him and be thankful its not Coyle #HH
— Wolf Bhoy (@CelticMrMoJo) May 29, 2014
Good to see that after having a volatile, reactionary manager, Celtic are going for the calm, composed and conciliatory type in Roy Keane
— Craig Wilson (@craigaw1969) May 29, 2014
Roy Keane weighing up his options on new job… expected to make statement on the plinth in morning #LabourVsCeltic
— Niall Murray (@niallmurray1) May 29, 2014