HIBERNIAN will hold further discussions with Roy Keane’s representatives regarding the position of their vacant manager.
The Manchester United legend is interested Successor to former Celtic team-mate Shaun Maloney at Easter Road.
Former boss of Sunderland and Ipswich Keane is the favorite for the post with Ross County boss Malky Mackay also in the frame.
Hibs’ hierarchy will be speaking to Keane’s people again in the coming days as part of a lengthy recruitment process.
Maloney was fired eight days ago after just four months on the job.
First-team coach David Gray is caretaker for the remainder of the season.
SunSport believe the quality of applicants for the post is higher this time than when former Celtic star Maloney was appointed last December.
Chief Executive Ben Kensell and Head of Recruitment Ian Gordon traveled to London for informal discussions with a range of potential candidates.
These interviews were held to gauge interest on both sides, after which a list of names will be drawn up for consideration.
And only then does the formal application process begin to find a new boss, while Keane and others make their claim to get the part.
The old United skipper was Martin O’Neill’s assistant at the Republic of Ireland and Nottingham Forest, the latter being his last coaching job.
keane also had a brief stint as Paul Lambert’s No. 2 at Aston Villa.
SunSport understand Keane is willing to give up his expert witness duties at Sky Sports to have something another crack in the management game.
https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/18385611/roy-keane-hibs-man-utd-sky-sports-management/ Roy Keane is preparing for further talks with Hibs, with the Man Utd legend ready to ditch the Sky Sports role to return to management