Danny Mills has warned Celtic against pursuing Mick McCarthy for the vacant managerial role at Parkhead.
Speaking to Football Insider, Mills suggested that the Cardiff boss does not fit the profile of coach Celtic need. McCarthy was said to be one of the names shortlisted in the search for Neil Lennon’s long-term replacement (via Football Insider).
The Irishman took over at Cardiff in January and has enjoyed an excellent start to life in south Wales. He is unbeaten in his first nine matches, overseeing six wins, three draws and an ascent to play-off contention. He also played for Celtic in the late ’80s and won a league title at Paerkhead.
Mills says Celtic need young blood
However, Mills maintains that it wouldn’t be the right fit to hire McCarthy, saying:
“He’s done an absolutely unbelievable job at Cardiff with what he’s done.”
“But if Celtic are looking to progress and move forward when you look at styles of play and everything else they’re probably looking for a slightly newer-style manager and slightly younger manager.”
Transfer Tavern verdict
Even though McCarthy has made a magnificent start at Cardiff, this wouldn’t necessarily be an appointment to excite the Celtic faithful.
Whilst regaining the Scottish title is an immediate priority, the Hoops also harbour ambitions of going deep into European competitions, and their choice needs to underline those lofty goals.
In other news, Guillem Balague tips one man as a ‘fascinating’ Neil Lennon replacement.
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