Bundesliga expert Daniel Pinder has told Football FanCast in an exclusive interview that Lucien Favre would be a “decent appointment” for Celtic.
The former Borussia Dortmund manager is currently being linked with the Glasgow club as their search for a new man for the dugout goes on.
Eddie Howe quickly became the frontrunner for the vacancy following Neil Lennon’s resignation at the end of February, but Celtic appear to have hit a stumbling block in their pursuit of the ex-Bournemouth boss.
It has left the Bhoys needing to consider other options and, according to Football Insider, Favre is seen as a viable alternative to Howe.
For Pinder, the editor-in-chief at Get German Football News, Celtic could do a lot worse than Favre. Speaking exclusively to FFC about the 63-year-old, he said:
“Obviously he was at Nice in France and then he replaced Thomas Tuchel at Borussia Dortmund, so it wasn’t a big rebuild. But they lost players like Ousmane Dembele, [Pierre-Emerick] Aubameyang and he had to bring in those other players for, you know, less funds than they had.
“Looking at it, he has done a decent job at rebuilding. Whether he can go into a job that’s already there all set up for him, I think that’s a different matter. But if he goes into a rebuild job, I think it’d be a pretty decent appointment.”
Given how far off the pace Celtic were in the title race this season and the fact that players such as captain Scott Brown are leaving the club in the summer, a rebuild at Celtic Park looks necessary.
With that in mind, perhaps Favre could end up being a shrewd appointment for Celtic.