I'll never regret Celtic stay, says Keane

Republic of Ireland forward Robbie Keane insists he has no regrets about his loan spell at Celtic even though the Hoops ended the season empty-handed.

Republic of Ireland forward Robbie Keane insists he has no regrets about his loan spell at Celtic even though the Hoops ended the season empty-handed.

The Tottenham striker spent just four months in the east end of Glasgow but established himself as a firm fans’ favourite during that time.

Keane scored an impressive 16 goals in 19 appearances and, despite failing to win any silverware and witnessing the departure of boss Tony Mowbray, the 29-year-old will return to London with happy memories.

He said: “It’s been a strange season for the club.

“But this is something I have always wanted to do and I’ll never regret it.

“I have no regrets in football and I’ve loved my time here.

“From a personal point of view, I’ve scored a lot of goals and I’ll look back with a lot of fond memories.”

Meanwhile, Keane has thrown his backing behind Neil Lennon to land the Celtic job on a permanent basis.

The former Hoops skipper took over as interim boss when Mowbray parted company with the club and won all eight of his Clydesdale Bank Premier League games in charge.

Celtic bosses revealed at the weekend the process of appointing a new manager is now formally underway.

“I really hope that Lenny gets the job,” Keane told Huddle Online.

“He has all the attributes to be a great manager.

“He is very vocal and knows his football and one thing he has is a passion for this club. I personally hope he gets it.”

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