3 Jun 2014

Keane not interested in Celtic job

1:07 pm on 3 June 2014

The former Manchester United football captain and current Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane has pulled out of the running for the vacant coaching position at Scottish champions Celtic.

Keane was considered a front-runner for the role following Neil Lennon's decision to stand down last month after four years in charge.

Ireland, who failed to qualify for the World Cup, travel to the United States to play Costa Rica this weekend.

Keane finished his playing career with Celtic before moving into management at Sunderland, Ipswich Town and the Ireland national team, where the 42-year-old works alongside Martin O'Neill - a former Celtic manager himself.