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Celtic dealt further Jesse Marsch blow

Celtic are still no closer to discovering their new manager. They have been without Neil Lennon for a number of weeks now but John Kennedy remains in temporary charge.

Roy Keane has been the favourite over the last few days. He is reportedly in talks with the Hoops hierarchy and an interview has taken place.

Though, there are still plenty of twists and turns that could take place.

What’s the word?

Another manager in the frame to become the new Celtic boss is Jesse Marsch.

The RB Salzburg boss admitted last week that it was an honour to be linked with the role. However, just a day later it was revealed that he is unlikely to move to Glasgow in the summer but Celtic were still apparently intereted in him.

However, they have now been dealt a further blow in their pursuit of Marsch.

That’s because he has now emerged as one of the frontrunners to become the new manager of Borussia Monchengladbach.

Who would you prefer at Celtic?

Keane

Keane

Marsch

Marsch

It looked like former Liverpool and Real Madrid star Xabi Alonso would take over at the German side but he signed a new deal a matter of days ago with Real Sociedad.

Consequently, Marsch is now back in the running to head to Gladbach instead of the Bhoys.

Gutting for Desmond

To be dealt another blow regarding Marsch should come as a major disappointment to majority shareholder Dermot Desmond.

The 70-year-old has had a difficult week where he was questioned over his role on the Celtic board. He issued a defiant response, however, claiming he wouldn’t sell his shares.

Failure to appoint the right manager, though, could lead to even more cries for him to sell up and move on from Glasgow.

The idea of Keane being hired as the new manager has gone down like a led balloon among the Green Brigade according to podcaster Paul John Dykes and thus, other options should be considered.

Marsch had to be up there as one of the most eye-catching names in the frame. He has done great things with Salzburg, establishing them in Europe and winning the double last term.

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Since moving from DC United to Austria, he has a remarkable win rate of 66.27%.

Compare that to Keane who has only won 38.7% of his games as a manager and there is night and day between him and Marsch.

You can see why this piece of news comes as a blow to Celtic.

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