Following the departure of Neil Lennon, Celtic have been linked to several names who could come and take over at the hilt of the club. The Express reported earlier this week that Scotland manager Steve Clarke is one of the potential targets to take the job at Parkhead.
Lennon stepped down amid talks of his sacking due to Celtic’s poor run of form this season. The Bhoys were hoping to clinch their tenth consecutive Scottish Premiership title, but Glasgow rivals Rangers have run away with the league in an unstoppable streak. The reigning champions were also ejected from the Europa League during the group stages after finishing with just four points and conceding the joint most amount of goals.
Dean Windass spoke to Football FanCast about the likelihood of Clarke making the move from international to domestic football.
“In my opinion, I don’t think the Celtic board think that Steve Clarke could go on and win trophies and win leagues for Celtic,” the pundit said. He went on to say that Celtic need a “big name” and highlighted other links including Frank Lampard and Roberto Martinez as names who would “wow” the fans. However, he commented that this wouldn’t be the case with the Scotland boss.
“I don’t think they go ‘wow’ with Steve Clarke,” Windass said.
The 57-year-old has been with Scotland since 2019 and recently spearheaded them to their historic Euro’s qualification. With the likes of Ryan Christie hailing from Celtic, the 57-year-old would have a field day in working with internationals like the midfielder. But Windass feels as though there’s bigger fish to fry for the Glaswegians.
John Kennedy has stepped in for the time being, but rumours continue to be rife as the Scottish season ticks down to a close.
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