It wasn’t too long ago Martin O’Neill was being touted for the Celtic manager’s job. At one point the popular Northern Irishman was the bookies favourite to take over from fellow countryman, Neil Lennon, but quickly found himself out of the running as Celtic advances their pursuit of the ill fated Eddie Howe.
“The torch has been passed and it’s up to other people now.”
But according to Football Insider, O’Neill is open to a return to Celtic Park as the new Director of Football. Although the reports doesn’t name it’s source, it claims the Treble winning manager has “let it be known” to the Parkhead board that he would be keen to take on the role.
New CEO, Dominic McKay, addressed this at the much publicised press conference when he was asked about Gordon Strachan possibly taking up the role, “I am completely open minded.
“Your suggestion was that Gordon was coming in to do a director of football role, that is not my intention.
“Once we get the structure right we will make the decisions on who to populate that with.”
I would imagine if O’Neill was offered the position it would be a popular choice amongst the Celtic fans but at 69 years old, would O’Neill still have the appetite for the day to day running of a role when such a large rebuild is required? I’m sure we will find out over the coming days.