BT Sport presenter Darrell Currie has ruled out Belgium manager Roberto Martinez moving to Celtic to permanently replace Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon.
Don’t put your money on Roberto Martinez being the next Celtic manager. Not going to happen. He’s staying with Belgium for the next Euros at least. Wouldn’t rule it out in the future though… much further down the line. He loves Scottish football.
— Darrell Currie (@darrellcurrietv) March 12, 2019
As reported by The Scottish Sun earlier this week, Martinez’s odds of becoming the next Hoops boss have been slashed from 11/1 to 5/2, making him second favourite for the job, with the favourite remaining interim boss Lennon.
However, it appears his desire is to stay with Belgium to try and win Euro 2020, meaning any return to Scottish football will have to wait a number of years.
At this point the smart money remains on Lennon taking control come the end of the season, especially if he manages to guide the club to an incredible ‘treble treble’ of domestic trophies.
If he does that it would be incredibly difficult to let him go and most fans would not quibble with his appointment, even if it’s not a fashionable one compared to some of the other big names mentioned.