Former Premier League player Trevor Sinclair believes that Paolo Di Canio should be the man to take over from Celtic manager Neil Lennon.
Paolo to Parkhead?
The Irish tactician has been under intense scrutiny and a banner that was unveiled by the Green Brigade urging chief executive Peter Lawwell to sack him after Celtic’s poor start to the season.
Celtic are currently 11 points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premiership and are yet to win a group game in Europe this season, putting in jeopardy their hopes of securing 10-in-a-row and making an impact in the Europa League.
Di Canio joined Celtic as a player for £1m in 1996 and scored 15 goals from 38 appearances in all competitions (Soccerbase), and has been out of managerial work since leaving his Sunderland post back in 2013.
When asked by Jim White on talkSPORT who should be the man to step in Lennon’s shoes, Sinclair said: “Paolo Di Canio. He played excellently when he was up there.
“I think he’s got the passion, and I think he’d stimulate the players and he’s got management experience.
“I think he would absolutely be brilliant for Celtic at the moment.”
Transfer Tavern Verdict
Di Canio’s arrival in Scotland would light up the Scottish Premiership and would make the Old Firm matches even more must-watch events than they currently are.
However, with a record of just 0.92 points-per-match from 13 games as a manager of Sunderland (TransferMarkt), the Bhoys may have their eyes on other candidates if they do relieve the Irishman from his duties.
Still, Lennon still has a job to do and is in the position to be able to turn his fortunes around.
In other news, Chris Sutton gives verdict on when Neil Lennon will be ‘sacked’.
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