Date: 18th April 2019 at 10:56pm
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Swansea City manager Graham Potter has distanced himself from speculation he could be about to take over as manager of Celtic at the end of the season.

Neil Lennon has the job until then after the exit of Brendan Rodgers in February, with many names linked with the post by papers over the last few weeks.

One of those names was Graham Potter, who The Scottish Sun reported was in the frame to arrive in Glasgow ahead of next season, said to have close connections with important figures at Celtic Park.

The 43-year-old himself though has commented on the rumours this week.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, he said:

It’s just speculation. I have a good laugh about it with Oli McBurnie and George Byers who are Rangers fans.

There is nothing in it, it is just paper talk. I don’t really think about it because I have a job to do here and I am focused on that.

You can’t stop what people write in the papers. Stories like this happen and it’s part of football.

I’m happy here and enjoy my job at Swansea.

The search for the next permanent Celtic manager will go on, though as time passes and the Hoops keep winning, it’s hard to see past Neil Lennon getting the job, rightly or wrongly.

He simply seems to have the trust of the Hoops hierarchy and perhaps most importantly the players enjoy working with him.

The fans have been less convinced, with draws against Aberdeen and Livingston frustrating many, but his record in the big matches since February have been excellent and he is well on the way to delivering a treble of domestic trophies.

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