Former Chelsea defender Joe McLaughlin believes his old team-mate Steve Clarke should be appointed the next Celtic boss.

Clarke is currently working wonders at Kilmarnock, where he has them third in the Scottish Premiership table.

McLaughlin thinks his work at Rugby Park should be rewarded with a move to Celtic.

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“Steve should be a stick-on for that job” he told the Herald.

“The best candidate”

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“Obviously Neil Lennon is in pole position but if Celtic are looking elsewhere then I think Steve would be the best candidate to go in there.”


The problem with McLaughlin’s idea is that Clarke doesn’t seem to be in the running to be the next Celtic boss.

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If the Hoops board really wanted Clarke at the club, they would have got him as soon as Brendan Rodgers quit.

Celtic could have appointed Clarke already

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There is no doubt that Celtic would have paid the compensation Kilmarnock would have been looking for. However, that didn’t happen, and Neil Lennon is currently in charge of the remainder of the season.

As Lennon continues to get good results, the chances of him becoming the next permanent manager increase by the week.

Therefore, it would seem that the chances of Clarke ever becoming Celtic manager look to be slim to none. That is not to take away from the job Clarke has done at Kilmarnock. He just doesn’t seem to be in Celtic’s plans.

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