David Moyes says he'll always be interested in the Celtic job

By David Walton

March 27, 2019

Potential Celtic managerial candidate David Moyes has revealed that he will “always be interested” in the Hoops job.

Moyes is currently out of work after previous stints at Sunderland and West Ham United. And with the Celtic job potentially coming up at the end of the season, naturally his name will come up.

This isn’t the first time Moyes has spoken about a potential interest in Celtic either. He opened up on wanting to be the head coach after Ronny Deila had left the club.

David Moyes’ last managerial role came at West Ham United (Arfa Griffiths/West Ham United via Getty Images)

And now, he’s opened up once again. Whilst Moyes was keen to praise Neil Lennon for the work he’s done so far, he told BBC Radio 5 Live (26/03/2019, 8:35pm) that the Celtic job remains of interest to him.

“I would always interested.

“But I have got to say Lenny’s done a brilliant job. He’s been there before and I think the job he is doing at the moment would warrant him being the Celtic manager. I really do, he’s doing a good job.”

Nothing set in stone, but Moyes not a popular option

It’s fair to say that Moyes isn’t a popular option amongst the Celtic support. The Hoops faithful have seen their club step it up a gear with the Brendan Rodgers appointment back in 2016. To drop to a lower standard of manager wouldn’t be impressive.

This is also part of the reason why many don’t want Lennon to get the job either. He represents a step backwards and hasn’t done enough to warrant the role permanently as of yet.

Neil Lennon has a bit to do to get the Celtic job (Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Of course, fan opinion can change in an instant. Should he win the treble and secure the league in convincing fashion, then it could turn a few heads.

But the idea of a Moyes appointment would be frustrating. He doesn’t play the brand of football we’ve been used to under Rodgers. He also doesn’t play the fast and vibrant Celtic way that we all long the club to achieve.

So Moyes may be interested, but unfortunately for the former Manchester United manager, that interest doesn’t seem to be two-way.