United legend on link to Celtic hot-seat: I won't take a pay-cut!

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Manchester United icon comments on the speculation linking him to the vacant managerial position at Celtic.

Neil Lennon resigned from his managerial role at Celtic earlier in the week, leaving the behemoth of Scottish football seeking a replacement.

Club legend Henrik Larsson, 42, who scored a remarkable 242 goals in all competitions and returned four Scottish Premier League titles, has distanced himself from the position as he has committed himself to Falkenberg - where he is looking to improve on his 30% win record.

That leaves a number of other candidates still media-linked to the hotseat at Parkhead, including erstwhile Manchester United boss David Moyes, a former club defender Malky Mackay, Dundee United boss Jackie McNamara, ex Bolton Wanderer Owen Coyle, Aston Villa head coach Paul Lambert and ITV commentator Roy Keane, 42.

"I've got a job - I've got two jobs - I can't have another one," the Irishman quipped, as quoted by Eurosport, before embellishing:  "They are a brilliant club, an absolutely fantastic football club, one of the best in the world. But I have got a job… I'm not taking a pay cut for anybody!"

Together with Keane's punditry work with ITV, he also is employed by the Football Association of Ireland: "There's always speculation when you are out of work or whatever. People might see this role as part-time or whatever, but it keeps me busy, I enjoy it. I'm happy with what I'm doing and if somebody calls me, I will speak to the FAI and we will have a look at it.

"But it's all speculation, and obviously that speculation comes from [the media]. I don't think you have heard it from any club sources. As I said, I have got a job, we have got a game at the weekend, a busy old weekend coming up and I am looking forward to that."

Keane played 13 competitive matches for Celtic after winning seven Premier League titles and the Champions League with Manchester United. He has management experience, bossing Sunderland and Ipswich Town, where he returned a 42% and 35% win record, respectively.

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