Radio show asks Paul Lambert about the Celtic job after leaving Ipswich

By John McGinley

March 1, 2021

Former Celtic midfielder Paul Lambert has reiterated he has no interest in becoming manager of the club despite speculation today.

Lambert has left his post at Ipswich Town by mutual consent despite currently making a push for a play-off place in English League One.

The BBC reports he’s expected to be replaced by Paul Cook.

It sparked speculation that he could be lined up as manager of Celtic, given his association with the club.

A rush of bets made him one of the bookies’ favourites for the position.

However, the former captain has again declared he does not want to be considered for the post.

Lambert told The Go Radio Football Show tonight: “No, I had eight great years there and success there. I wouldn’t want to ruin that relationship I have with the Celtic supporters. Glasgow was my life a long time ago and I’ve moved on.

Asked if there was anything that could convince him, Lambert went on: “No. As I said I had eight great years there, hard times and some incredible good moments.

“I think that side of it is not for me. Whoever gets it has got to know that the club needs to win and you’ve got to have success.”

Paul Lambert to Celtic won’t happen

So there you have it, don’t be convinced by reports linking him to the job and definitely don’t be weighing in any money on it!

It’s the second time in a week he’s made it clear he doesn’t want to take charge of Celtic and that should put the matter to rest.

Paul Lambert during happy Celtic days / (Photo by Michael Steele, Allsport)

Most Celtic fans would probably tell you he was unlikely to be considered anyway. Lambert has had some success in his managerial career but most of it was long ago.

He was an excellent midfielder for the Bhoys and I’m happy remembering him as that. As is he.

In other news, there’s more loan disruption for Celtic youngster Scott Robertson.