Celtic set begin new talks with high class manager

Brendan Rodgers will open discussions with Celtic regarding the the managerial position at the Scottish club, according to the Daily Mail.

A window of opportunity has opened up to hire the former Liverpool manager after Swansea decided to retain current boss Francesco Guidolin.

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Swans chairman Huw Jenkins has admitted that they had discussions with Rodgers about returning to the Liberty Stadium, but they opted to give Guidolin a new two year deal after he helped to steer the club away from the relegation zone to midtable.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell has revealed they have already drawn up a long list of candidates they would like to speak to.

The Mail believes David Moyes is their preferred choice, but that Rodgers and Republic of Ireland assistant Roy Keane will also be interviewed for the job if they are interested.

Lawwell has suggested that Celtic will go for a tried and tested figure who has connections with the club, unlike the gamble they made with current boss Ronny Deila.