Sections of the Celtic support have been reacting to links of Claudio Ranieri and Laurent Blanc to Parkhead
According to Calciomercato, these are the latest two names to be considered for the post. Ranieri has led Roma into contention for a Champions League place this season. This comes after his unfortunate spell as Fulham boss came to an end in February.
Blanc, meanwhile, has incredible pedigree. He’s won titles with both Bordeaux and PSG, and was also the manager of the French national team between 2010 and 2012.
There may be a lack of believability about this link, but it hasn’t stopped some in our support from giving their verdicts on social media. Here’s a look at what some of the Celts on Twitter had to say about it:
Laurent Blanc linked with the Celtic job. Giving upcoming vacancies at a number of big clubs I don’t see any chance of this happening. Shame, fine coach and harshly treated at PSG.
— stephen r (@cardiffbhoy) May 15, 2019
Every day a new name that probably won’t come.
— Sean Donohue (@SeanDonohue12) May 15, 2019
Ranieri : No
Blanc : Yes
— Gazzarinho (@gazzarinho1) May 15, 2019
Don’t know if there’s any truth in it but I’d be absolutely Delighted if Ranieri was the Celtic boss
— Raging Jacko (@LifeOnMxrs) May 15, 2019
Just heard Ranieri on the shortlist for job. Think that would be a good appointment and reasonable chance of getting him HH🍀
— YNWA Celtic (@YNWACeltic) May 15, 2019
A would love to ranieri, vastly experienced and has a wealth of knowledge and contacts in the game
— chivs (@CHIVS105) May 15, 2019
Feel he was harshly sacked at Leicester. Then was thrown into the mess at Fulham which he couldn’t fix. So there’s no negative points to his name really.
— 67 🍀 (@celticHome_Away) May 15, 2019
Ranieri is non starter
— Mr Collins (@Stranafeley) May 15, 2019
Names starting to crop up everywhere
It just feels like it’s becoming a bit tedious at this point. Names are popping up on a daily basis that had previously yet to have been put forward.
Yesterday we were getting excited by the prospect of Slaven Bilic being interested. Over the last couple of weeks the likes of Jose Mourinho and Rafael Benitez have been linked too. And now it’s Ranieri and Blanc – so clearly it’s just become one big guessing game.
Ranieri and Blanc both seem pie in the sky stuff in particular. The former has done a good job at Roma, and will surely have some real tasty offers on the table this summer. Blanc, likewise, has his reputation in the game as sky-high. It wouldn’t be surprising if he ended up at a real top club come the new season.
The Scottish Sun reported yesterday that a decision won’t be made until after the Scottish Cup final. They reported that whilst, funnily enough, linking Carlos Carvalhal to the Celtic job. Out of every fresh piece of news that’s been reported, that seems like the most believable at the moment.
It’s imperative that if it isn’t going to be Neil Lennon that he is still allowed to get on with his job. He has a huge task on his hands to overcome Hearts at Hampden, and that’s the be all and end all just now.
Until there’s some serious progression in the managerial chase, this all remains just speculation.