ROY KEANE has been in discussions with Hibernian over the vacant managerial role. The Sun has reported that negotiations have stepped up a notch, but the Edinburgh club are still evaluating their options.
The club is in no rush to decide, with David Gray sitting in the hot seat until the end of the season. After all, the club have nothing to play for.
Daryl Horgan, formally of Hibs and played under Keane with his national side, believes that the current Sky Sports pundit could be the man to challenge Rangers and Celtic’s dominance at the top.
As quoted by the Daily Record, he claimed;
“Roy is first and foremost a winner and he’ll already have a good idea of what’s required at Hibs and that includes the realistic potential for success.
“Whoever the manager is, the priority is to finish as high up the Premiership table as possible, in the case of Hibs, if that position is third then that would be deemed a good season.
“A European run and a cup final appearance would be regarded as brilliant but at some point someone will have to break through that glass ceiling and why shouldn’t it be him?
“Someone has to be able to break through that Celtic and Rangers barrier which dominates Scottish football and I certainly wouldn’t bet against it being Roy Keane.”
This is a manager who hasn’t been in the hot seat since 2011, when he left Ipswich. Since then, he has been number the number two on three occasions, most recently at Nottingham Forrest. Arriving at the club in January, he departed in the June of the same year.
Roy Keane isn’t known for being the greatest manager. If Hibs pushes forward and appoints him, it’ll be interesting to see how long he lasts.
I certainly don’t see him arriving in Edinburgh and lifting Hibs from the top half of the table to the Champions League spots.