Celtic have been thrown into disarray following the premature departure of Brendan Rodgers, and with their next manager the hottest topic, fans will surely be relieved to hear that Alex Neil is not in the running.
Former Celtic man Chris Sutton has blown a fuse since Rodgers exit, and probably for good reason.
The Hoops were on course for their eighth domestic title when Rodgers made the hurried decision to make his way back over to the Premier League, leaving his former team well and truly in the lurch.
We do not doubt that at some point he was going to leave: commentators have been discussing the move for some time, after all.
Former Scotland forward Kris Boyd, for example, told Talksport: “There is potential to create something there with Leicester,” (via Leicester Mercury).
“Brendan likes a project there is no doubt about that – you can see what he’s done at other clubs,
“It might be the start of something again for Leicester to stay at the top end of English football.
“In terms of the size of the club, the history then it’s a step down,
“but if you ask any manager where they want to manage then it’s the English Premier League.
“I think Brendan Rodgers would want to finish the season up here and finish it on a high as Celtic manager.”
Unfortunately Boyd and the majority of us were wrong, Rodgers has left, and with that he has created a mammoth void to be filled.
David Moyes was the first nightmare Hoops fans had to overcome, with the ex-Celtic player reportedly interested in returning to the club where his footballing career began (via Express). Considering how rotten his record has become since being sacked by Manchester United, his appointment would be most unwelcome.
Current Preston North End coach Alex Neil was the next man to be briefly linked, but, according to The Scottish Sun, the former Hamilton boss has recently ruled himself out. To the relief of many, we are sure.
Interim boss Neil Lennon is surely the preference now. Lennon has been at the club before and done great things, winning three Scottish titles and two Scottish Cups. To consider anyone else during this vital point of transition would be negligent on the club’s part. They need someone who knows Celtic inside and out, and their current man is the best candidate for the job.
Every failed link with be music to the ears of fans.
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