As the heat is ramping up on whether or not Roy Keane will become the new Celtic manager, Simon Jordan, speaking on Talksport to host, Jim White, has gave a damning verdict to the speculation that Keane will become the new Celtic boss.
The outspoken Jordan, who was the former owner of Crystal Palace, reckons the job that is required at Paradise is out with Keane’s skill set and needs a serious manager to get on with the job, “I think it’s a huge risk [to appoint] the Roy Keane we have now. Roy Keane going into management the first time around, possibly, but the Roy Keane we’ve got now? I think as a football manager he’s done.
“I think Celtic have a big job on their hands and they need people capable of doing this job to bridge this gap… whether there’s an affinity or association is not the question here, really.
“When he went into Sunderland he had an immense impact for a short period of time, but what he did at Ipswich wasn’t the greatest and he’s been in at Republic of Ireland and Aston Villa.
Roy Keane for next Celtic gaffer?
“I think at times he’s an outstanding pundit and some of his analysis, his thinking and hold-to-account outlook and attitude is engaging, but some of his pantomime villain stuff, not so much.
“But as a manager? He’s done. I don’t think there’s a real place for Roy with some of his outlook, attitude and disposition.
“He’s now in the media and he’s very good at it, but for Celtic to do the job they need to do, to rebuild the team and get rid of that’s gone on over the last 12 months, you need serious people to do a serious job and I don’t think he’s got the skill set to give Celtic what they really need.”
Jordan has a made a few great points here but the main concern for me is the length of time Keane has been out of management and how players would react to his style. If this current squad couldn’t grasp former boss, Neil Lennon’s, style they would be in for a rude awakening should Keane be offered the position and that, for me, is the sole reason he should be nowhere near the Paradise hot seat.
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