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Manchester United Legend Roy Keane Is 'Done As A Manager And Is A Huge Risk For Celtic'

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Manchester United Legend Roy Keane Is 'Done As A Manager And Is A Huge Risk For Celtic'

Manchester United legend Roy Keane has been branded as a "huge risk" for Celtic's head coach role and he doesn't have the "skill set" for what the club needs.

That's according to talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan, who has staunchly argued against Celtic appointing the 49-year-old Irishman.

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Keane, who played for Celtic after he left United in 2005, has been tipped to succeed Neil Lennon at the Scottish Premiership side.

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The former United skipper has had managerial spells at Sunderland and Ipswich Town.

And Keane also took up assistant manager roles at the Republic of Ireland, Aston Villa and Nottingham Forest.

However, Jordan doesn't believe there is "a real place for Roy [at Celtic] with some of his outlook, attitude and disposition."

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The 53-year-old former Crystal Palace chairman explained: "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.

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"You can look at Roy's managerial record and take in any which way. When he went into Sunderland, he had an immense impact for a short period of time because they were languishing at the bottom of the league. If you look at the impact of a short-term appointment, he did that.

"But then you look at when he went to Ipswich and it was the converse, he did a job that ultimately wasn't of the greatest ilk. He's been in at Republic of Ireland, he's been in at Aston Villa...

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"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.

"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.

"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.

"He'll have a different view of course, 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.

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"I don't dispute Roy Keane is a serious individual, but I don't think he's got the skill set to give Celtic what they really need."

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Topics: Celtic, Football, Simon Jordan, Scottish Premiership, Scotland, Roy Keane

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