Martin O'Neill responds when asked about Roy Keane possibly becoming Celtic manager

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Roy Keane has been linked with the Celtic job again.

Republic of Ireland boss Martin O'Neill has been quoted by the Daily Mail as saying that he can't speak for his assistant Roy Keane amid speculation of a move to Celtic.

O'Neill has guided Ireland to his summer's European Championships in France, but having been drawn in a group with Italy, Belgium and Sweden, it promises to be a tough tournament for Ireland.

Intriguingly, speculation surrounds the future of both O'Neill and his assistant Roy Keane, with the start of Euro 2016 drawing ever closer.

O'Neill has yet to agree a new contract with the FAI, and the Daily Mail report that he is wanted by Nottingham Forest, whilst his assistant Keane is a candidate for the Celtic job.

Keane made 13 appearances for Celtic at the end of his career, and even went for the Bhoys job back in 2014 when Neil Lennon left the club, but Ronny Deila was handed the reins.

Deila is leaving this summer though, and that has put Keane back in the picture for a return to Celtic - and former Bhoys manager O'Neill has been asked about the possibility.

As quoted by the Daily Mail, O'Neill suggested that he can't speak on Keane's behalf in terms of what he will do about the Celtic job, but isn't surprised by the speculation considering that he was in the running for the job almost two years ago.

"I can't speak for him, and possibly can't even speak for myself either," said O'Neill. "All my concentration is on what's ahead in the next couple of weeks. There's always going to be a bit of speculation and probably because I played for Forest, and Roy had some interest from Celtic the last time around before the manager got the job," he added.

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