Celtic’s search for a new manager is taking new twists and turns as the day goes by. That being said, the Bhoys are still no closer to discovering who their new boss will be.
Roy Keane had been the favourite but now it looks as though he won’t actually be penning terms in Glasgow.
This has been an exciting week for Hoops fans. Lucien Favre is now reportedly interested in becoming their new manager while a further candidate has now opened up on the possibility of coming to Parkhead.
That happens to be Thierry Henry, a manager who revealed he was available this week if Celtic were willing to sit down and talk with him.
Speaking on The Robbie Fowler Podcast, he said: “With all humility, whatever is going to come my way – I’m not saying that should come my way – whatever is going to come my way I’m going to try to evaluate. I’m sure they’re going to work on what they’re going to work on.”
Henry added: “I don’t know what’s happening there, this is a club [Celtic] I respect a lot, but that I don’t know about.”
Whether or not the Hoops hierarchy had Henry on their shortlist, they clearly now have a dilemma over what to do.
Keane has seemingly been ruled out of the reckoning but with Henry and Favre now putting their names into the hat, the race is set to hot up.
If Desmond has any sense, he’d surely opt for Favre if he was picking between the two.
He may have been sacked from his post with Borussia Dortmund in December but he had done an enthralling job until that point, losing just 24 games at a win rate of 61.82%.
Henry, on the other hand, hasn’t really had a sparkling managerial career to date.
Known as one of the most feared strikers in the world during his playing days, his tactics have been unable to spark a similar feeling among opposition teams and managers.
His first job as a head coach was with Monaco but he failed to revive a sleeping giant and won just 20% of the matches he took charge of, proving victorious in only four games.
The 43-year-old’s next role was with Montreal Impact in MLS, a role he left in February to spend more time with his family.
Again, the Frenchman failed to set the world alight, winning only 31% of his matches in charge.
Henry’s managerial career has so far been a disastrous state of affairs. He is quite clearly not the man to bring success back to Celtic.