Ange Postecoglou is on the brink of being announced as the new Tottenham Hotspur manager after Celtic granted permission for an official approach this afternoon.
Sky Sports News reported that update this lunchtime as some names are now being firmly linked with the soon-to-be-vacant Celtic post.
The broadcaster has stated that former manager Brendan Rodgers and Jesse Marsch are two of the people in the frame to take over from the treble-winning Australian.
Brendan Rodgers could return to Celtic
Rodgers is obviously very well known and has found great success at Celtic previously, securing a double-treble in the 2016/17 and 2017/18 seasons before sending the Bhoys well on their way to a third the following campaign.
However, his exit was controversial amongst many within the Celtic support after he left for Leicester City mid-season. A massive outcry followed and he remains unpopular with some to this day. It’s unclear how his return would be taken by the fans.
He left the Foxes in the midst of a dismal 2022/23 season but had them towards the top end of the English Premier League in seasons prior. The former Celtic boss also won the FA Cup in 2021, for the first time in Leicester’s history.
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Marsch is a 49-year-old American who came through the Red Bull coaching system after a long career as a player in Major League Soccer. He eventually took charge of both RB Salzburg and RB Leipzig before landing a job at Leeds United in the English Premier League. His stint at Elland Road ended after just 37 matches, leaving this February with the club sitting 17th in the table.
He has a trophy-winning pedigree from his time at Salzburg, where he won a league and cup double in two successive seasons. A move to Celtic would be an opportunity to rehabilitate his career, while the Bhoys would be landing a respected coach.
Clearly, there’s lots more to come on all this and more names are likely to be reported as contenders. More on all of that when we get it!