Dean Windass has claimed that Roberto Martinez would be a good appointment by Celtic after Jim White revealed that he is in the frame for the job.
Neil Lennon has officially resigned from his post, leaving John Kennedy in temporary charge at Parkhead until the end of the 2020/21 term.
Should Celtic appoint Martinez?
Speaking to Football FanCast, the former Aberdeen striker believes that the Hoops job would appeal to Martinez, and thinks that the former Everton, Swansea City and Wigan Athletic manager would be an ideal replacement for Lennon:
“I think that would appeal to him, yes. I’ve worked with him and he’s a gentleman.
“He had Graeme Jones as his coach who has obviously gone to Newcastle with Brucey. Yes, it would be a good appointment. Would he take Jones with him again? Would he leave Newcastle? They sort of follow each other right from their careers.
“They actually played in the same team at Wigan when I played against Wigan in the 90s. So that was the affinity will be between two lads really, so they’re probably best mates and he went with him to Belgium as well.
“Shaun Maloney’s there too. So that would be a good fit, that would be a very good fit. That’s a great shout.”
Martinez has big pedigree
Martinez would come to the Scottish Premiership with a big pedigree, having masterminded a 1-0 FA Cup final triumph for Wigan over Manchester City back in 2013 thanks to a late Ben Watson header, as well as taking Belgium to number one in the official FIFA World Rankings.
As Windass has pointed out, the Celts job may well appeal to the Spaniard given that he has never managed in Scotland before and would set himself a challenge of getting back on top of their arch rivals Rangers, who have quite frankly ran away with the SPFL title and are still in the UEFA Europa League.
Nonetheless, the Spaniard could well be a good fit for the Bhoys in order to try and get them back on track.
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