Ally McCoist reveals Roy Keane’s typical response when asked about Celtic job

Ally McCoist says Roy Keane gave him “the world-famous stare” after the Rangers legend asked him about his links to the Celtic job.

The pair were both on punditry duties for ITV for England’s World Cup qualifiers in the last week.

Celtic have been looking for a new manager since Neil Lennon resigned in February. Keane reportedly declared interest in the job earlier in March.

If appointed, it would be the Irishman’s first job in football since leaving Ipswich Town in 2011.

He turned down the Celtic job back in 2014 – the club then similarly searching for a replacement for Lennon – and remained as assistant manager to Martin O’Neill at Republic of Ireland.

When Keane was asked by McCoist about whether he would be appointed this time around, he provided exactly the response you would expect.

McCoist explained to talkSPORT: “He effectively ignored me really.

“Roy just kind of looked at me as if to say: ‘Yeah, and I’m really going to tell you the answer’.

“I got that, you know, that stare, the world-famous stare.

“I was on the receiving end of it at Wembley on Thursday night!

“And I still don’t know whether he’s going to get the Celtic job or not. Effectively, that’s where we are on it.”

Keane a frontrunner for Celtic job

Keane is one of the frontrunners for the vacant managerial post at Celtic.

Ex-Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is currently odds-on favourite at the time of writing.

Should Keane get the job, he would be returning to Celtic Park having represented them as a player between 2005 and 2006.

He made 10 appearances for the club under the management of Gordon Strachan, and captained the side to an Old Firm victory.

Who wouldn’t want to see Keane against Rangers boss Steven Gerrard in Scotland’s most high-profile fixture next season?

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