It’s like the worst kept secret in football. In fact, is it even a secret? Is Roy Keane even in the thoughts of the Celtic board for the managers position? Because let’s face it. All we have is rumours (and yes, I know, from guys like me!) from the newspapers, conjecture from pundits but nothing really solid from the club itself.
But, up steps Twitter and you know when something is trending on there is has to be true, right? Well obviously not but Twitter (especially Scottish Twitter) does have that knack of turning a serious story or a story that makes you think “I f****** hope not!” seem that little less grim.
With Roy Keane trending on one of the worlds most popular social media platforms, Celtic fans have hijacked the trend and sent some hilarious reaction tweets to the rumours that the ex Manchester United and Republic of Ireland legend is potentially lined up for the Parkhead hot seat.
The first tweet from @Aidan_Celtic is probably one the best tweets in the trend and a lot of Hoops fans can relate to this!
Roy Keane on his first training session with Barkas pic.twitter.com/v40Olt1YyS
— Aidan (@Aidan_Celtic) March 24, 2021
Roy Keane is basically being brought in to try an terrify every other team in Scotland until the Premiership trophy is returned to Celtic park safely and unharmed. It's a bold strategy if nothing else.
— 🏴 Boyle🇻🇦 (@Boyle_67) March 25, 2021
What Roy Keane will have all the Celtic be doing on the first day in charge pic.twitter.com/EBlZphhiIn
— £uckhuns (@j_white1888) March 25, 2021
Roy Keane for next Celtic gaffer?
After Roy Keane’s first game in charge: pic.twitter.com/IvrRHftydT
— Kieren Kerr (@KierenKerr) March 24, 2021
Imagine Roy Keane standing on the sidelines screaming in Jamesy Forrest's beautiful wee face? I'd start greeting.
— Teags (@Teagsy_) March 24, 2021
Roy Keane is actually the next Celtic manager pic.twitter.com/2Ob62Jjgb9
— Matthew (@matthewd67) March 25, 2021
Of course there is a serious side to this. I’ve mentioned before that I have been running a poll since the 9th March when there was serious talk of Keane entering the bookies odds and since then over 11,000 people have taken part.
The result? Take a look and then tell me that the connect between the club and fans is not broken.
Will Keane be appointed as rumoured? My own opinion is ‘I hope not’ because if this crop of players couldn’t handle Lennon’s way of leading the team then God help them if Keane gets his feet under the table!
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