Manchester United legend Roy Keane backed to become manager of top club

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Manchester City legend Richard Dunne has backed Manchester United legend Roy Keane to become new Celtic manager.

After the resignation of Neil Lenon, Celtic are currently looking for a new manager and former City defender Richard Dunne believes it will be an interesting matchup to see Keane take on Rangers boss Steven Gerrard.

In his column for The Independent, former Republic of Ireland international Richard Dunne wrote: “I don’t know if it will happen or if the Celtic board already have someone in mind, but the sight of Roy [Keane] in the dugout at Parkhead, going head to head with Steven Gerrard in a derby, would be brilliant to watch – two people who never held back as players and wouldn’t hold back as managers.

“Roy is older now and he has mellowed a bit, learned a bit more, and if Celtic – or another club for that matter – decide to hire him, they are getting a Roy Keane that’s better than the one of ten years ago, having been out of the game as manager won’t detract from him at all.”

The Manchester United legend managed Ipswich between 2009-2011 but has not taken a managerial job after that.

Rangers are currently at the top of the Scottish Premiership, with a 15-point lead over Celtic.