Former United legend in frame to take over at Parkhead.
Republic of Ireland manager Martin O’Neil has confirmed that Scottish giants Celtic have approached Roy Keane about the vacant managers job at the club and the pair have already held talks, according to the Daily Star.
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Earlier this week Neil Lennon stepped down from his post at the helm of the club after four years in charge and the Bhoys are now stepping up their search for a replacement before the new season kicks off later this summer.
Keane has been touted as favourite to take over the Glasgow giants after odds on him making the switch tumbled.
And speaking ahead of Ireland’s friendly with Italy on Saturday at Craven Cottage, O’Neil confirmed that that there had been an approach for his assistant by the club.
“I had a call the other day from Dermot Desmond wanting to speak to Roy, if it was at all possible,” he said.
“I mentioned it to Roy, of course. I’m sure he was wanting to have a chat, anyway.
“I’d be disappointed if he’s gone but a club like Celtic is a very big club and these particular offers may not come around often.”
A number of other names have also been floating around in connection with the post with the likes of Henrik Larsson, Malky Mackay and Owen Coyle all being touted as possible replacements.