Celtic are ‘considering’ hiring Andriy Shevchenko as head coach, according to European outlet Ajansspor.
The Lowdown: Shevchenko links
Shevchenko left his job as Ukraine manager in the summer following the European Championship and now wants to try his hand at club level with a job in Britain. That’s according to The Sun, who claimed that Celtic have been put on alert following his wishes.
The 45-year-old played in The Alfred Dunhill Links Championship along with Hoops chief Dermot Desmond, with the golf event getting underway on Thursday.
Shevchenko at Celtic?
Yes, why not!
No, stick with Ange!
The Latest: Ajansspor’s claim
Ajansspor posted on Twitter regarding Shevchenko on Sunday morning.
They relayed The Sun’s claim about the Ukrainian wanting a British job if things don’t work out with incumbent Ange Postecoglou, prior to which they had said ‘Scottish team Celtic are considering hiring Andriy Shevchenko as head coach.’
The Verdict: Hopefully not true…
Postecoglou has overseen plenty of change during the summer, with a number of players arriving and departing the club. He’s also had to manage a thin squad due to a number of injuries in recent weeks, so Celtic shouldn’t feel the need to be panicking just yet.
Hopefully the media have merely picked up on the coincidence of Desmond and Shevchenko playing in a golf tournament together and there is nothing serious in the rumours. That’s nothing against the Ukrainian, but rather a show of support to keep faith with the current incumbent.
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