Celtic begin search for next manager to leave them for bigger club

The Glasgow club now must find another boss who'll do a runner as soon as a relatively big club calls


Celtic believe they have identified the men who could manage their club for the next couple of seasons before jumping ship for a Premier League side.

The Glasgow giants are on the lookout for an opportunist hoping to add a few trophies to his CV after Ange Postecoglou was announced as the new Tottenham Hotspur boss on a four-year-deal.

Speculation has begun over the Australian’s replacement after two seasons in which he won 43 trophies.

The board’s shortlist is said to include the usual array of recently sacked Englishmen, ex-Celtic bosses, and at least one random fella from the J.League.

Graham Potter, Brendan Rodgers and Kevin Muscat are just some of the men tipped to abandon Celtic midway through their 3rd season.

‘The ideal candidate will view Celtic as a steppingstone to a job at a top 10 Premier League club’, Celtic chairman Ian Bankier told Paddy Power News.

‘After a domestic treble or two, the candidate should signal his intention to leave. Most likely for Tottenham or Villa’.

‘We would particularly encourage applications from those looking to rebuild their reputation following a sacking or hoping to add a league winners medal to their resume’.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND – SEPTEMBER 06: A general view of match action at Celtic Park, the home stadium of Celtic at dusk during the UEFA Champions League group F match between Celtic FC and Real Madrid at Celtic Park on September 6, 2022 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Robbie Jay Barratt – AMA/Getty Images)

‘While being a former Celtic boss is not essential criteria, it is desirable’.

Meanwhile, Postecoglou says he’s relishing the opportunity to be sacked by Spurs chairman Daniel Levy.

‘It’s every manager’s dream to have ‘fired by Tottenham’ on their CV’ and I am no different’, the 57-year-old told Paddy Power News.

‘I’m looking forward to being sacked at Christmas and totally derailing my managerial career’.

‘I’d also like to give my best wishes to Ryan Mason, who will most likely replace me on an interim basis until the end of next season’.

‘Hopefully, I can rebuild my reputation with a stint at Hibs and one day return to Celtic for a second less successful spell’.

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