Celtic legend: Top manager right for the club, even without Bhoys links

Celtic legend Charlie Nicholas believes that Brendan Rodgers could well be the best fit for the Scottish club despite his lack of connections to the Bhoys.

Other candidates such as Neil Lennon, David Moyes, Paul Lambert or Roy Keane have either played for or supported the Hoops, but Nicholas told the Glasgow Evening Times, you don’t need to have such a connection if you play football in the Celtic style:

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“It doesn’t need a guy with a Tri-Colour or a Celtic banner wrapped around his forehead or a scarf to identify the Celtic style. Everyone knows what the Celtic style is. But to embrace someone who is quite natural in wanting to play that way is intriguing for me.”

Although he wouldn’t mind seeing former Ipswich and Sunderland boss Roy Keane appointed as manager, Nicholas believes Rodgers would be a very exciting appointment due to the style of football he would try to implement at the club:

“I openly said I would support Roy Keane totally because he would shake the club and ruffle it up a bit; he would demand standards be met. But for style of play, if Celtic are serious and want to go down that route of Rodgers, I’d be very encouraged by that. Very encouraged indeed.”

There has been increased speculation in the last 24 hours that former Liverpool manager Rodgers is the number one candidate for the vacant managerial post at Celtic with Sky Sports reporting that Celtic want the 43 year old as the club’s next manager.