By Kevin Campbell

18th Mar, 2021 | 7:00am

Campbell: Boardroom reveal puts Keane at big advantage in hunt for Celtic job

Martin O’Neill will be consulted as Celtic look to appoint a new manager – and that means Roy Keane is at a big advantage.

That is according to ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively after Football Insider revealed that Celtic will seek the 69-year-old former Parkhead boss’s guidance in their quest to appoint Neil Lennon’s successor.

Keane worked under O’Neill with both the Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest and the pair amassed over five years of experience working together.

The 49-year-old former Manchester United captain has been out of the managerial game for a decade, his last gig coming at Ipswich Town in 2011.

Celtic have been without a manager since Neil Lennon’s resignation in February, with John Kennedy placed in interim charge.

Campbell claims the fact that Celtic are seeking O’Neill’s counsel bodes well for Keane and shows that the club are approaching the situation intelligently.

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“I think it’s something that could work in Roy Keane’s favour,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“It’s very good the way they are going about it the right way. It’s very smart what they’re doing.

“We’ve seen a director of football talked about too, and that shows good thought.

“He might potentially get the job and would be a good appointment.”

Football Insider understands that Celtic have opened director of football talks with Fergal Harkin.

The 44-year-old is currently football partnership and pathways manager at Manchester City.

In other news, Alex McLeish claims Celtic fans would love to see a big-name like Frank Lampard appointed as manager.