Report: Celtic have held talks with former Nuremberg manager

By John Reid

May 24, 2019

The search for the next Celtic manager continues to intrigue. A new name has entered the frame, and it is one out of left-field.

Wales Online are reporting that the Hoops have held talks with former Nuremberg manager Michael Kollner. However, the report goes on claim that Celtic are looking for a more experienced manager.

Refused to comment

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There could be a twist in the tale yet though. Kollner has refused to comment on the speculation when asked about the Celtic job by Bild.

So, what type of manager is Kollner? He lost his most recent job at Nuremberg in February. He was sacked after a run of 15 games without a win, which sounds a tad concerning.

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However, there has to be something about him which attracted Celtic to him, if the reports are correct. Perhaps it was his ability to get Nuremberg promoted to the Bundesliga in the first place.

Interesting timing

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The reports have come at an interesting time, as Celtic get ready for the Scottish Cup Final against Hearts, and the chance to win the domestic treble for the third season in a row.

The Hoops will be looking to appoint a new manager sooner rather than later, and Kollner’s name is a new one to add to the list.

Will he become the next Celtic boss? Only time will tell. But as ever, it is an interesting time to be a Celtic fan.