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Celtic: Nixon shares Benitez update

Celtic: Nixon shares Benitez update - Celtic

Alan Nixon has dropped a hint on the chances of Rafael Benitez potentially joining Celtic on social media.

Benitez was first linked with taking over from Neil Lennon while the latter was still in charge at Parkhead back in January.

Do you think there's a chance Benitez could join Celtic?

Yes, why not!

Yes, why not!

No, not in a million years!

No, not in a million years!

Reports then suggested that the Spaniard was set to become the Hoops’ new manager, however, as we know, a move never materialised.

The 61-year-old is still out of work after leaving Chinese Super League side Dalian Professional in January though, so we shouldn’t rule it out completely, and Nixon, who writes for The Sun, was asked by a Celtic fan on Wednesday if Benitez would be interested in a move to Glasgow, to which he simply replied:

“Always interested in cash…”

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Nixon may well have dropped a big hint regarding Benitez, however, we can’t see a move to Glasgow gathering major pace over the coming weeks.

Benitez was on a £12m-a-year deal in China and a £6m-a-year salary before that with Newcastle, and another tweet from Nixon to the same Hoops fans revealed the Spaniard would be ‘not cheap’.

Compare that to former Celtic managers Lennon and Brendan Rodgers, who were reportedly on £2.4m-a-year and £2.3m-a-year respectively at Celtic Park.

He may well be interested if the cash is there, but we don’t think Celtic would be capable of offering him the finances required to tempt him to Parkhead.

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