The Sunday World says Keane, who led Sunderland out of the Championship into the Premier League and also managed Ipswich Town before becoming Martin O'Neill's assistant manager for five years with the Republic of Ireland, has been installed as the bookmakers' early favourite to succeed his former Celtic teammate, Shaun Maloney, in the Easter Road hotseat.
But while Keane's box office appeal may boost the Scottish club's season ticket sales and his ambition to return to management still burns strong, the former Ireland and Manchester United captain has no desire to take the helm at Hibs.
Club chiefs Ian Gordon and Kensell are understood to be in England speaking to potential candidates for their managerial vacancy this week.
Keane, unmoved by the vacancy in Edinburgh and content for now pursuing his career in punditry, will not be one of them.
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