Former Celtic general manager Jock Brown has encouraged his former club to bring in David Moyes as manager to replace outgoing boss Ronny Deila.
Ex-football commentator Brown was hired for a brief period by the Scottish club in the mid-1990s, famously hiring and falling out with then manager Wim Jansen, but he told the Glasgow Evening Times, they would need to hope Moyes has motivation other than money to move to Celtic Park:
“Davie is in a different world now. If you want Davie to go to Celtic, it would need to be on the basis that he has made so much money that it’s not important anymore and he just fancies doing the job.”
Brown believes that Moyes is passionate about Celtic after an experience 15 years ago where he saw a young Moyes encourage his Preston side to play the Celtic way.
When asked if his passion for the club would help attract the ex-Everton and Manchester United, Brown said:
“Would that hold sway in his decision? Yeah, probably. But you are now talking about 15 years on. What have Davie’s experiences done to him in that intervening period? What influence has that had on him? I don’t know, I haven’t spoken to him in a long time. “But, at that time, you would have said he was a serious potential candidate.”
Moyes is currently fourth favourite at the bookmakers with Roy Keane, Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon ahead of him in the betting odds.