Next Celtic Manager odds: Latest on potential Neil Lennon replacement

Who could be next in the Parkhead hotseat?

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Celtic may have three games in hand over Rangers but it looks like their quest for a 10th successive title in a row will end in failure. It’s fair to say that the standards are high at Celtic and the recent Old Firm loss to Rangers was the final straw for many Bhoys followers.

Boss Neil Lennon is under huge pressure but who’s in line to replace him at Celtic Park? They’re 21 points behind Rangers with the half-way stage looming into view and it feels like a case of when, not if, Lennon gets the boot this season.

With no shortage of likely replacements, Paddy’s traders have been pricing up who could be drafted in.

Former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe is still out of a job after resigning from The Cherries when they were relegated from the Premier League at the end of last season. He’s been linked with a number of jobs including a potential vacancy at Arsenal but remains unattached. For now.

Former Leicester, Aston Villa and Sunderland manager Martin O’Neill won three titles in five seasons at Celtic, having replaced John Barnes and Kenny Dalglish at Parkhead, and the Hoops could turn to him to pull the trick off again in 2020/21 should Lennon exit.

Martin O'Neill Celtic Dundee United Scottish Cup Final May 28, 2005

Hibs boss Jack Ross has guided the Edinburgh side to 4th in the Scottish Premiership, though some poor form recently might be harming his chances of landing the Celtic job.

Former West Brom boss Slaven Bilic might be a shrewd appointment for The Bhoys who are lacking in steel and grit. Bilic was axed, some thought harshly, as the Midlands club last month but the immediate appointment of Sam Allardyce was probably the main reason the former Croatia gaffer was relieved of his duties.

O’Neill’s former Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane is 4th on our list and that would be an appointment that would certainly shake up the situation in Scotland. It would be a fascinating move which would see the ex-Manchester United midfield general facing off with the Liverpool great once again. Just imagine the fireworks.

Another former Celtic boss, Gordon Strachan, in the betting with support for the ex-Manchester United midfielder waning after a flurry of interest saw his price temporarily shorten to 6/4 favouritism.

Current West Ham boss David Moyes, however, has dropped out of the reckoning in our odds-compilers’ view, with Henrik Larsson and Preston North-End boss Alex Neil now considered to be more likely options.

And there’s even a chance that Steve Clarke says bye-bye to the national team job and Euro 2020 (in 2021) by turning up to try and turn the Celts around.  Irate Celtic supporters have been gathering outside the ground to protest at the way their fortunes have been going with police called to protect staff.

So, no pressure on whoever takes over. The angry scenes followed embarrassing defeats to Sparta Prague at home and away in the Europa League while the more recent 1-0 Old Firm loss will not have cheered up the loyal supporters and a 21-point deficit to their Stevie G-led cross-city rivals will only serve to stoke tensions further.

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