Date: 24th March 2021 at 6:00pm
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Major Celtic podcaster, Paul John Dykes, made an appearance on last nights The Go Radio Football Show where he discussed the ongoing situation regarding the Celtic manager and shared his thoughts on who will become the new head man at Celtic Park based on information he and his team at A Celtic State of Mind had received.

Dykes, speaking to host, Rob McLean, revealed, “There seems to be an open secret, and I may be proven wrong, that Fergal Harkin is coming in as a Director of Football, and then we’ve heard the head coach maybe one of either Enzo Maresca or Roy Keane, and the information we have been getting today is Roy Keane is potentially going to be that man.

“And that that seems to have gone down like a lead balloon amongst the Celtic support today when we were talking about that on A Celtic State of Mind. So we need to make it happen quickly. They need to assess the squad. They need to decide, do we bring back Jack Hendry, because we’ve got a real issue at the back. And do we keep any of the loanees that are already in there. Massive, massive changes at Celtic and of course we might have to replace our captain.”

Roy Keane for next Celtic gaffer?





When asked why is there such a negative reaction to Roy Keane from the Celtic fans, Dykes went on, “I think the thing is Roy Keane has been out at the game in terms of a manager or management position for a decade now. And when you even look at the games he managed, an absolute icon as a player, but 181 games is all he’s managed, and three seasons of those games were in the (English) Championship.

“So you know someone that’s going to come in and if you win the league next season, there’s an absolutely brilliant opportunity to go straight into the Champions League group stages and it cannot go the same way as this season that we are currently in.”

It really was an astonishing declaration considering the feeling amongst the Celtic fans regarding the appointment of Keane and it leaves you begging the question, ‘What exactly has Roy Keane achieved to be in the running for such a prestigious job?’. My feelings are it is because who he knows that is determining whether he gets the job or not. Not what he knows.

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