Former Huddersfield Town manager David Wagner has shown his interest in taking the hot seat at Celtic, reports suggest.
The American tactician was recently dismissed by Bundesliga side Schalke after going 18 games without a win, which spanned an incredible timeframe of eight months (via ESPN).
Wagner accumulated a points-per-game average of just 1.20 from 40 matches, winning just 12 games and picking up 48 points (Transfermarkt). His record with the Terriers was far worse, winning just 53 games from 154 matches. In his defence, this was his first top-level manager’s role.
Football Insider revealed that Wagner is very keen to get back into management having been out of work since September and would like to step in as Neil Lennon’s replacement.
Celtic announced that Lennon resigned on Tuesday morning – with his side 18-points behind arch-rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and any hope of winning 10-in-a-row almost certainly gone.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
While this would be an interesting appointment by the Bhoys’ new chief executive Dominic McKay, we believe he will not follow up the links with Wagner.
Sky Sports’ Jim White reported that the likes of Scotland manager Steve Clarke, Belgium head coach Roberto Martinez and Rafael Benitez are on the radar – all would be better options for Celtic to take the title back next season.
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