Manager David Moyes didn’t exactly plead for the Celtic job when asked about speculation linking him with the post earlier today, as reported by The Daily Record.
Moyes was one of the first names connected to the post in the wake of Brendan Rodgers’ departure to Celtic, with The Scottish Sun believing he was very keen on taking up the post at the end of the season.
Neil Lennon is currently in charge and remains the bookies favourites to stay on as the permanent pick.
The former Everton and Manchester United boss has also been linked with the Scotland job, but he admits his preference is to remain in club football in one of Europe’s big leagues.
As quoted by The Daily Record, Moyes said:
I prefer the day-to-day but can I see myself being a national manager? Of course.
But at the moment my first choice would be to go back into club management.
I think I’d be open to whatever’s right (England or Scotland). The best league to manage in is the English Premier League.
I played for Celtic. But I’ve got to say, if I got a chance to go back and work in Spain again or a chance to work in Germany or Italy I would take those opportunities as well.
Most Hoops fans likely don’t want Moyes to be the board’s pick for manager, feeling his managerial ability is quite as impressive in 2019 as it was ten years ago.
Still, he’s a big name and his arrival would perhaps be an indication the club are looking to maintain high standards at the club given his extensive English top-flight experience.
The job appears to be Lennon’s to lose regardless and if he delivers a historic treble treble, there might not be anyone able to take it away from him.
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