‘Next few days’ key in Celtic’s managerial saga

Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond has confirmed that they will decide on the club’s preferred candidate to replace Ronny Deila in the “next few days”.

Chief executive Peter Lawwell has indicated that the club has been meeting managers over the past week and Desmond told the BBC that the managerial search is close to its conclusion:

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“We’re excited about the managers we’ve interviewed and discussed. Hopefully in the next few days, we will decide and enter negotiations.”

The BBC reports that over six candidates have been interviewed for the role with Brendan Rodgers looking like the frontrunner for the role.

In the same interview Desmond praised Rodgers as a “great manager” and “worthy candidate” for the Celtic job.

The other managers believed to be in the running for the role at Celtic Park are Neil Lennon, Paul Lambert, Roy Keane, David Moyes and Malky Mackay.

Rodgers is now odds-on favourite with most bookmakers to take over at Celtic. The Bhoys have said they want a new coach in place by at least the end of the month.