Speaking exclusively to Football FanCast, Dean Windass analysed the thinking behind Celtic potentially hiring Frank Lampard or John Terry as their next manager.
The Hoops are currently without a boss after Neil Lennon departed the club, handing in his resignation last Wednesday.
That came following the club’s 1-0 defeat to Ross County. They’re considerably off the pace in the race for the SPFL title and their fierce rivals, Rangers, now need a very minimal number of points to win the league.
It will be the first time in over nine years that the Gers have managed to do so. Thus, whoever walks into the job will have an almighty battle on their hands to reclaim Celtic’s dominance of Scottish football.
Football FanCast quizzed Windass this week over potential candidates for the job and he thought that the likes of Lampard or Terry could mean that the Bhoys are thinking of following Rangers and making a Steven Gerrard-liked appointment.
He began: “You know, it’s like the domino effect. I think that Frank’s on the same par as Stevie and so is John Terry. He’s a big name in the game and just starting out his managerial career, which obviously Stevie was. In his first job in charge, he’s being successful, so Celtic are probably thinking on those lines.”
Windass concluded: “I think the supporters will wish Lenny all the best, they’ve gone through a tough time this season, not just with results but also with Covid, and he’s obviously found he can take the club as far as he can go now and let somebody else have a bash at it. So if it’s John or Frank or anybody, it’s a massive football club, so they won’t be short of applicants, I know that for a fact.”
Lampard has just recently left his post with Chelsea after being sacked following a run of poor results. His former Blues teammate, Terry, is meanwhile assistant manager to Dean Smith at Aston Villa.
The former has previously been hailed for his amazing connections when Pat Nevin spoke about the possibility of the 42-year-old joining. Whether or not Lampard or Terry would like to cross the border, however, is another matter.