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Celtic dealt another Jesse Marsch blow

Life for Celtic is never simple; the Bhoys and everyone associated with Parkhead have found that out the hard way this season.

They have surrendered their grasp on Scottish football and perfectly embody a medieval fort destroyed by onrushing troops. For Dermot Desmond, there is simply no rest as he tries to repair the rubble.

What’s the word?

Celtic have been in advanced discussions with Eddie Howe to find themselves a new manager but the process is becoming rather frustrating.

They have been dealt a number of setbacks with various coaches but the latest name to rear its head again is Jesse Marsch.

Unfortunately, it’s not good news for Desmond or the club’s supporters. That’s because the American coach is now being target by his former employers RB Leipzig according to Sky Germany (via Daily Record).

Who would you prefer at Parkhead?

Marsch

Marsch

Howe

Howe

Marsch openly admitted a few weeks ago that it was an honour to be linked with the Celtic job. However, German reporter Christian Falk quickly revealed that he wouldn’t be heading to Paradise.

News of Leipzig’s interest, therefore, only puts further doubt on a move for the RB Salzburg manager.

A stressful situation

It doesn’t matter who the coach is, Celtic are being met by an unrelenting brick wall.

Their initial interest in Roy Keane fell flat on the ground while they are now having troubles with Howe, Marsch and Lucien Favre.

Howe doesn’t want to return to management until the summer while he’s also issued some tricky demands relating to his backroom staff that the Hoops have reportedly said no to.

As for Favre, he’s attracted interest from Saudi club Al-Hilal, a team who may be better suited to paying the extortionate demands that the Swiss requires in order to return to the coaching scene.

Thus, news that Marsch is also a target for other clubs is unlikely to go down well with the Hoops hierarchy.

This saga has been a drawn-out affair and of all the managers to be linked, he is one of the standout candidates.

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He has won over 67% of his matches in Austria and has overperformed with Salzburg in the Champions League. His team only just lost to Liverpool 4-3 in the group stages when the Merseysiders were the tournament’s holders.

The 47-year-old won the double in his very first season with the Austrian giants and appears to be improving as a coach all the time.

This was the man that Celtic should have gone all out for; not Howe. Desmond must be tearing his hair out.

AND in other news, Celtic flop who’s been “anonymous” should be licking his lips after £20m update arises…

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