Roy Keane turns down Celtic job

Roy Keane has rejected the chance to take over as Celtic manager.

The Republic of Ireland assistant manager was the odds on favourite to be Neil Lennon’s successor but the FAI have confirmed that the Scottish champions’ talks with Keane have ceased and he will remain with his national side.

“Roy Keane will travel with the Republic of Ireland squad to the US after he decided not to pursue the informal talks that took place with Celtic any further.” according to the FAI.

It has been reported today that Premier League side Aston Villa may be interested in hiring the former Republic of Ireland captain as a number two to Paul Lambert. It is rumoured that the club are open to the idea of the Cork native sharing his time between club and country.

Meanwhile, former West Bromwich Albion boss Steve Clarke is now the favourite to be the new manager at Celtic Park.


  1. Saying Keane ‘turned down the job’ presumes that he was offered the job.

    What he actually said was he ‘didn’t want to be considered for the job’.

    A statement issued by Celtic said Keane was just one of a number of candidates being considered.

    Stevie Clark is the new favourite, which must surely rule him out.


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