Celtic fans can’t get the idea of appointing Newcastle United manager Rafa Benitez as Neil Lennon’s successor out of their minds.
As reported by The Scottish Sun earlier today, the Spaniard is now the odds on favourite to take up the post at Celtic Park.
Speculation about his arrival in Glasgow is in serious overdrive, no matter how fanciful the idea of him taking the job is.
It would be a stunning coup for the Hoops, who are looking for the man to maintain the standards and success of the Brendan Rodgers era.
Lennon has been in interim charge since February but fans are concerned he’s not the right person to lead the club towards nine and ten titles in a row.
There are clearly major reasons why Benitez might not fancy a move to the Scottish Premiership, but can we convince him we’re building an exciting new project at the club?
These fans have taken to Twitter this week to share their thoughts…
If we manage to lure Rafa Benitez to Scotland then we should build a statue of Peter Lawwell on the Celtic Way.
— CelticBible (@CelticBible) May 14, 2019
Would like to see Rafa Benitez at #Celtic Park.
— Seba Ongarelli (@sebaongok) May 15, 2019
These Rafa Benitez to Celtic murmours are getting louder. Now odds on with the bookies, too. Have to say, I'd be delighted with that if it happens.
— Mike McKenna (@MikeMcKenna_) May 15, 2019
Rafa Benitez's odds on being the next Celtic manager have went from 13/8 to 4/6 in 24 hours, significant movement. Its gonna take this type of appointment to get the juices flowing in most fans, not Lenny, Bilic or Moyes
— Marty D (@martydev1888) May 14, 2019
If Celtic manage to get Rafa Benitez as manager I’ll be drunk for a week.
— Ronan Kearney (@Kearney1085) May 14, 2019
I’d be chuffed to buggery if Rafa Benitez got the Celtic Job… but still can’t see it!
— George Henderson (@runfatbhoyrun) May 14, 2019
Rafa Benitez favourite for the Celtic job? Yes please. Lennon’s still gonna get it but yes please nonetheless
— . (@CFCruairi) May 14, 2019
I will cry with happiness if Benitez is next Celtic manager.
— Liam (@SmolSmonk) May 14, 2019
Do Celtic have a chance of appointing Rafa Benitez as manager? Have your say in the comments below…