Frank McAvennie has dropped a big behind-the-scenes claim on the manager hunt at Celtic after a transfer update emerged.
As per transfer market expert Nicolo Schira, the Hoops had a bid rejected for Mario Vuskovic earlier this week, and McAvennie has put two and two together as it would be strange for the Parkhead club to be bidding for new transfer targets without a permanent manager to approve of them.
Speaking to Football Insider, the former Hoops striker said the development is a ‘strange’ situation:
“It might be that there’s a manager behind the scenes who’s telling them who to go for.
“I can’t see Celtic going and buying a player without a manager in place. The situation is strange, why would you buy new players if a new manager might come in and say ‘I don’t want him’?
“There’s a chance that they might not be bothered about what the new guy thinks, or someone is telling them to get him.
“It would be such a waste of money if a new manager came in and didn’t want him. It wouldn’t be a good start to their Celtic career.
“I’ve not heard anything but if that report is true, it means Celtic are talking to a new manager.”
Do Celtic already have their new manager?
While there have not been any confirmed reports in the media of a new manager for the Bhoys as of yet, it is no doubt an interesting connection that McAvennie has made with the transfer bid for Vuskovic.
Surely they would not be trying to bring in new players if they did not already have a new boss lined up already, as those players would have to fit their style and system.
Who should Celtic hire?
Celtic have a lot of work to do in the summer to try and wrestle the Scottish Premiership title away from the hands of their bitter rivals Rangers, and so the next managerial appointment is key.
Nonetheless, that next appointment may already be lined up behind the scenes if the Vuskovic rumours are true.
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