Former Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane on shortlist to become new Celtic manager

Roy Keane

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Former Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane is on a shortlist of between five and 10 to become the new boss of SPL champions Celtic.

The Republic of Ireland assistant manager, who won 28 of his 81 games in charge at Portman Road – during a two-year spell – is currently preparing for his country’s friendly with Italy, at Craven Cottage, tomorrow evening.

The Hoops are looking for a new manager to succeed Neil Lennon and Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell, said: “We have got a number of excellent candidates, Roy is one of them and we’ll see what happens in the next week or two.

“He’s played here, he’s a Celtic supporter, he’s a first class guy like the others are, as I said we have between five and 10 candidates.”

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