Roy Keane was interviewed by the Celtic board earlier this week and is now the clear frontrunner for the vacant managerial position.
That’s according to an exclusive report from Football Insider, who have been informed by a Hoops source that the former Celtic midfielder is very keen to take the job.
Keane yet to agree Celtic deal
Celtic are thought to be willing to put aside concerns over his 10-year managerial absence and are instead looking at his three recent spells as assistant manager at Ireland, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest, along with his Parkhead connections.
However, the report goes on to add that terms between the two parties are yet to be agreed.
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Transfer Tavern take
It seems as if Celtic have stepped up their search for a new manager in recent days, which, to us, is quite a surprise.
Reports had suggested previously that the club would wait until a director of football was in place before landing a new boss.
A deal for Manchester City’s Fergal Harkin was reported as ‘90% done’ last weekend, however, nothing has been confirmed as of yet.
Perhaps a deal for Harkin is now 99% done, with Keane now in the box seat to take over from Neil Lennon.
In other news: Report shares who Keane’s number two could be after Wednesday news, find out more here.
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