Former Scotland international Charlie Adam has voiced his thoughts on Celtic’s current situation. Current boss Neil Lennon could be staring down the barrel of a gun as the Hoops continue to struggle in their 2020/21 season.
They have suffered an early exit from the Europa League after winning just one of their group stage matches. Rivals Rangers are also pulling further and further away from second place Celtic, who look increasingly less likely to catch them up and retain their crown.
If they finish second, which is looking to be the only result at this point in the season, Lennon is at high risk of being sacked as the club’s head coach.
A lot of different names have been thrown into the mix when discussing who could replace Lennon and Adam has suggested Mauricio Pochettino could fit the bill.
“Could Pochettino be the one? He could come and rebuild his career again,” the Dundee United midfielder recently told PLZ Soccer.
The Argentinian was dismissed from his role as Tottenham Hotspur manager last year, and 2021 could be the year he gets himself back into the game.
Whilst Pochettino is regarded as an icon for guiding Spurs to their first-ever Champions League final. He was unable to win any silverware during his five years at the helm.
He impressed a lot of people with his final couple of seasons at Spurs. Liam Rosenior recently lauded the gaffer for performing “a miracle” at the north London outfit.
Joining a club like Celtic who have enormous chances of winning the Premiership and Scottish Cup year in, year out would be the ideal move for Pochettino.
Scotland’s top flight is very much a two-horse race and the Bhoys have an extremely rich history. If Pochettino joined Celtic, the chances of winning a trophy in his debut season are very high.
Not only would winning silverware with a new club boost his chances of a return to the Premier League but the Hoops would benefit from his knowledge.
The 48-year-old’s experience in both the English top-flight and the Champions League, plus his lure in the transfer market could completely transform Celtic as a club following a disappointing 2020/21 season.