Villas-Boas re-emerges as favourite for the Celtic job after huge price cut

Is the former Chelsea manager about to take the hot-seat at The Bhoys? The money has been coming in for him to do just that.

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Andre Villas-Boas has been reinstated as the bookies’ favourite for the Celtic job – after Paddy Power chopped his odds from 16/1 to 6/5.

It puts him ahead of David Moyes (7/2) in the market, who is on equal footing incumbent with Neil Lennon (7/2).

With Steve Clarke, as expected, being confirmed as Scotland boss yesterday, and Rafa Benitez (17/2) appearing to edge toward renewing his deal at Newcastle, Villas-Boas appears to have a clear run at the Celtic Park vacancy.

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Asked about the job at Parkhead spokesman Paddy Power said: “Celtic look set to go from someone who thinks they’re cool, in a David Brent way, in Brendan Rodgers, to a manager who really is cool.

“This would be Villas-Boas’s first job in management after taking time out to embark on a rallying career. And it could be just the rallying cry his new club needs to get to ten titles in a row. Which I’m not sure anyone has mentioned over the past 12 months.”

Next Celtic manager

6/5         Andre Villas-Boas
7/2         David Moyes
7/2         Neil Lennon
17/2       Rafa Benitez
14/1       Shaun Maloney
20/1       Michael O’Neill

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*All odds correct at time of posting.