There have been many names put forward for the Celtic job by the media and bookmakers over the course of the last few months. From John Kennedy to Rafa Benitez, the next Celtic manager has been the hot topic probably since Celtic lost out on the Champions League after a home defeat by an average Hungarian team, Ferencvaros.
Now many of you know I like to listen to fan made podcasts as well as the main stream media ones, but the fan run podcasts always give you a broader sense of feeling amongst the Celtic fans than some of the (shall we say strange?) calls you hear on shows like Superscoreboard or Go Radio etc….
Should Neil Lennon be Celtic manager next season?
Listening to A Celtic State of Mind today, on last nights reaction to the embarrassing 1-0 defeat to the then bottom club, Ross County, the guys were discussing Lennon and his salary and how the club could get better value for the £1.5m they are currently paying the Celtic gaffer at the moment.
Host, Paul John Dykes recalled an interview he did with former Manchester City manager Mark Hughes and he insisted that Hughes would take the Celtic job on an interim basis tomorrow, “I did an interview and it wasn’t a job interview with Mark Hughes and Mark Bowen. Mark Hughes and Mark Bowen would come up to Celtic Park tomorrow. They would come up to Celtic Park on an interim basis, tomorrow. And I’ll tell you what, we’d see a much better Celtic side than what we’re looking at at the moment.
“So we hear managerial teams we hear managerial names. Most of the names we are hearing would do a better job than the managerial team that’s in position at this moment and time. Most of the names I’m seeing would do a far far better job.”
As a 20/1 outside bet, it seems that Hughes is not on the bookmakers hot list but he would be an interesting choice if he was ever approached, assuming of course, if it is not Neil Lennon………
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