Craig Gordon has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he is convinced Roy Keane would take the Celtic job if it was offered to him.
Celtic are on the look out for a new manager, with Ronny Deila set to leave them in the coming weeks.
Keane has been tipped to be one of the candidates being considered to replace Deila, and Gordon has experience of working with the former Manchester United man.
Keane managed Gordon at Sunderland earlier in their respective careers, and the Scotland international stopper believes that 44-year-old would do a good job at Parkhead.
“Obviously, I’ve worked with Roy in the past and I’m sure that, if he was offered the challenge of leading the club, he would accept it,” Gordon said, when asked whether Keane would like the Celtic job.
“He’s a hard-but-fair manager and he did a great job to keep Sunderland in the Premier League in that first season after winning promotion and probably didn’t get the credit he deserved for keeping a pretty average team up.
“Off the park, he likes things to be organised and he demands that from everyone on the staff; he expects certain standards to be maintained and, if they aren’t, he’ll certainly let you know about it.
“But if you’re giving 100% and doing all you can then he’s going to be all right with you. He’s a good manager in that sense.”
Keane’s managerial career has been a rather indifferent one so far, and he has enjoyed mixed success.
Keane has taken over at Sunderland and Ipswich Town, while he has also has assistant roles with the Republic of Ireland and Aston Villa.
Celtic have also been linked with the likes of Neil Lennon, David Moyes and Michail O’Neill, as they step up their search for a new manager to take them forward.