Date: 24th April 2019 at 11:21pm
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SC Paderborn manager Steffen Baumgart has emerged as a shock name linked to the permanent manager job at Celtic this summer, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

The paper report that the a rush of bets at the bookies have seen his odds tumble to be included in the top ten favourites to take up the position after Neil Lennon.

Lennon remains the odds on pick to be given a new contract at the end of the season after being named interim boss in the wake of Brendan Rodgers’ exit to Leicester City.

Baumgart has been in charge of the German side since 2017, helping them gain promotion to the second-tier last season and subsequently inspiring them to an excellent campaign at that level this term.

They are currently in third position with a handful of games remaining, in with a shout of qualifying for promotion play-offs that could see them sensationally move up to the German top-flight.

The 47-year-old has also led them to the quarter-finals of the national cup competition two years in a row.

He may be relatively unknown to the majority of Celtic supporters but he has an interesting CV and the club have shown previously they aren’t afraid of a left-field appoint after bringing Ronny Deila to the club.

It’s a strange rumour, but one to watch.

 

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