Jose Mourinho has ‘entered the race’ to take over as Celtic boss.
That’s according to a report from The Sun, who claim that the 58-year-old has now become a possible candidate for the vacant Parkhead position after being sacked by Tottenham on Monday, even though Eddie Howe is still the favourite to take over.
If money was no object, would you take Mourinho at Celtic?
Mourinho was sacked by Spurs, who face Manchester City in the Carabao Cup final on Sunday, after 17 months in charge.
He’s insisted he doesn’t need a break from football, however, the report claims ‘his wages, line of suitors and past honours make it an extremely farfetched scenario’, 14 words that could stop Celtic’s interest dead in its tracks.
Transfer Tavern take
We didn’t think it would be long following Mourinho’s Spurs exit for the Portuguese boss to be linked with a move to Scotland, but those 14 little words in the report are indeed likely to be what kills this rumour.
Mourinho was on a lucrative £15 million-a-year contract in London, over six times the amount Neil Lennon was on during his second stint as Celtic boss.
The Hoops, in our view, don’t have the financial power to lure Mourinho to Parkhead, so a move for either Roy Keane or Howe, who have both been linked, could be a more realistic appointment.
That said, if Mourinho could be convinced to lower his wages then a move would be exciting – he has immense respect for Steven Gerrard (Goal) and the pair of them duelling it out for the title next season would be a fantastic advertisement for Scottish football.
In other news: Bad news for Celtic as £3.15m-rated Hoops ace’s fate sealed; manager doesn’t want him, find out more here.
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