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Celtic old Bhoy Roy Keane good fit for Hoops, says Martin O'Neill

By Damien Spellman

Published 13/05/2016

Tipped for Celtic role: Roy Keane
Tipped for Celtic role: Roy Keane

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill is confident assistant Roy Keane would be a good fit for Celtic if they turned to him in the search for a new manager.

Some bookies have suspended betting on the former Manchester United and Ireland skipper, who had a brief spell at Parkhead as his playing career drew to a close, replacing Ronny Deila.

Keane (44), spoke to the Bhoys two years ago about the vacancy to which Deila was appointed, and O'Neill is confident he could do the job.

Speaking as he announced the squad for Ireland's pre-Euro 2016 friendly against Holland on May 27 , he said: "I think Celtic is one of the great clubs in the world and he was one of the great players in the world, so that's not a bad fit for a start.

"Could he do the job? I would have no problems with that. Would he be capable of doing that? Absolutely. But as Roy said, you still have to be asked and so far, I'm not so sure that that's been the case."

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