Ireland assistant manager Roy Keane at Gannon Park today. Donall Farmer/INPHO
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'I've got a job. I've got two jobs' - Roy Keane downplays Celtic job link

The Ireland assistant boss says he’s busy enough at the moment.

IRELAND ASSISTANT BOSS Roy Keane has distanced himself from the vacant manager’s job at Celtic.

Neil Lennon resigned yesterday after a successful term in charge at Parkhead.

Former Hoops midfielder Keane has been mooted as a possible replacement in the Celtic Park hotseat.

“I’ve got a job… I’ve got two jobs! I can’t have another one,” said Keane after Ireland training at Malahide today. 

“They’re an absolutely fantastic club, one of the best in the world, but I’ve got a job. I’m not taking a pay cut for nobody,” he joked.

“There’s always speculation when you’re out of work or whatever. People might see this role as part-time or whatever but it keeps me busy, I enjoy it and I’m happy with what I’m doing. If somebody calls me, I’ll speak to Martin and the FAI and we’ll have a look at it.

“It’s all speculation and that speculation comes from yourselves. I don’t think you’ve heard it from any club sources. As I said, I’ve got a job and a game at the weekend, a busy old weekend coming up and I’m looking forward to that.”

Sky Sports, meanwhile, this morning reported that another of Keane’s former clubs is interested in James McCarthy. Is the Ireland midfielder ready for a move to Manchester United?

“He’s only been at Everton two minutes,” says the Corkman. “He’s obviously making good progress.

“I’m pretty sure there will be speculation about lots of players going to United but James is at a good club in Everton, he’s had a decent couple of seasons and if he keeps progressing, who knows?

“But I’m sure he’s pretty happy with where he is.”

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