Micah Richards responds to Roy Keane-Celtic rumours

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Micah Richards Responds To Roy Keane-Celtic Rumours
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James Cox

Roy Keane has been linked with a return to management at former club Celtic.

According to reports, Keane would be interested in taking over after Neil Lennon was sacked.

However, his last managerial role was back in 2011 at Ipswich. Since then he's worked as an assistant to Paul Lambert at Aston Villa and Martin O'Neill with the Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest.

His time out of the dugout may be a mark against him as he faces competition from the likes of Steve Clarke, Chris Wilder and Rafael Bentiez who have all been linked to the Celtic job.

Keane has spent his time recently working as a pundit with Sky Sports, where viewers have been delighted with his relationship with Micah Richards.

While some pundits clash with Keane over his straight talking approach, Richards has formed a bond with Keane and even drawn a smile from the Corkman on a number of occasions.

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In response to rumours linking Keane with the Parkhead vacancy, Richards joked: “I've packed my bags! Scotland here we come!”

Keane, 49, held talks with the Scottish giants over the manager's position in 2014. However, Ronny Deila eventually took the role.

Whoever takes over Celtic will be tasked with winning the Scottish Premiership title back from rivals Rangers.

When he was asked if he had any words of congratulations for Rangers after they won the title recently, Keane responded: “For Rangers? No. Obviously it’s been a tough year for Celtic but they’ll bounce back next year like all great clubs do.”

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