Micah Richards reacts to Roy Keane being linked with Celtic job

Micah Richards has joked that he is ready to move to Scotland with Roy Keane if the Irishman becomes Celtic manager.

Reports emerged on Monday that Keane was interested in taking over at Celtic Park. The club have been looking for a new manager since Neil Lennon resigned in February.

And former Manchester City defender Richards responded to news of Keane’s Celtic interest with: “I’ve just packed my bags!!! Scotland here we come.”

Richards and Keane have struck up a friendship this season, with the pair regularly appearing together as pundits on Sky Sports.

And fans have gone as far as calling for the pair to go on a road trip together and start a television series.

It would certainly be TV gold.

Competition heats up for Celtic role

Keane is not the only high-profile name to be linked with the Celtic vacancy in recent weeks.

Chris Wilder has been mentioned as a possible replacement for Lennon, having left Sheffield United at the weekend.

Interim boss John Kennedy could also take the job on a permanent basis.

Keane, 53, hasn’t managed since departing Ipswich Town in January 2011.

Prior to that, he promoted Sunderland from the Championship at the first time of asking, before establishing them in the Premier League the following season.

He resigned as Black Cats boss in December 2009, after two-and-a-half years in charge.

The Irishman has since had spells as assistant manager at Aston Villa, Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest.

Those latter two roles saw him working alongside Martin O’Neill, who was Celtic manager between 2000 and 2005. O’Neill guided them to the UEFA Cup Final in 2003.

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