As Celtic fans look to the future, there’s very few viable scenarios where Neil Lennon stays on as Celtic boss. The manager has presided over one of the biggest self implosions in the history of Scottish football.
As we look to the future, the managers out there, unless Celtic or Desmond are willing to bay massive amounts of cash are all gambles.
The link between Dermot Desmond and Roy Keane is something everyone should be aware of going forward. Just this week, the Manchester Utd legend claimed he wanted to leave his pundit chair and get back into management.
Keane, who played six months for Celtic at the end of his career is a Celtic supporter and has admitted in the not so recent passed he was embarrassed by his time at Celtic.
Speaking 15 months ago, Keane told the Irish Sun: “I signed for Celtic in December and physically I hadn’t kicked a ball in two or three months, I’d left United with a broken foot.
“I go straight into a game up there, I tear my hamstring twice”
“I never justified my role at the club — if anything I’m embarrassed by my time at Celtic.
“What I really enjoyed at Celtic was, it was nice just to be in a different dressing room.
“I had great craic with the United lads but the Celtic boys — Neil Lennon, Petrov, Varga — I really enjoyed the dressing room at Celtic.
“Celtic fans must be looking at me going, ‘you were rubbish’, but it was nice to get a taste of Celtic, brilliant fans.
“But obviously I’m a professional footballer and then the struggle came and I saw the specialist about my hip and I had a year left on my contract.
“I had to go into Celtic every day with my injuries and I was embarrassed. I was ashamed to be going in picking up wages.”
We’re not advocating Roy Keane be the next Celtic manager but we’re smart enough to know Dermot Desmond rates the man.
He almost took over Celtic before Ronny Deila got the job but pulled out because Peter Lawwell reportedly did his best to put Roy off the job. Stuff Lawwell gets away with most appointments like hiring the managers staff for him and talking down budgets.
Neil Lennon is a Celtic legend but his time is surely up at the club. We’d like to say Peter Lawwell’s is too, but it’s hard to see that scenario at the moment.