As the speculation mounts on who will replace Ange Postecoglou at Celtic, the supporters will be eager to ensure that we see no repeat of the Eddie Howe scenario that we witnessed two seasons ago.

By all accounts, it seems that the club are certainly doing their homework early. Already we have seen big names such as Brendan Rodgers being linked to the job but it is unclear whether an official approach has been made to either of them.

But a report in Football Transfers claims that Celtic have former Chelsea manager Graham Potter on their shortlist to replace the outgoing Ange Postecoglou.

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Potter was dismissed by Chelsea after just seven months in charge but is still widely regarded as one of the best young coaches in England after the work he did a Brighton. [Daily Mail]

In fact, as pointed out by the Daily Record newspapers such as The Daily Mail seem to suggest that Celtic are on the verge of ‘sounding out’ Potter as the club steps up their chase to replace their outgoing manager.

Potter is certainly a name that will appeal to the Celtic fans. His style of attacking football is similar to Ange Postecoglou’s with his aggressive pressing and use of the fullbacks and wingers. [Coaches Voice]

Still out of work, negotiations with Potter would be simple and straightforward but being an ex-Premier League manager, negotiating a salary would probably be the biggest hurdle for Celtic.

And looking at how Celtic revived Brendan Rodgers’ English Premier League career, Potter may see this as an opportunity to rebuild his reputation after his spell at Chelsea ended in such poor circumstances.

However, with Champions League football, a settled squad and funds available to strengthen the team if he wished, there is no doubt the Celtic job would still appeal to the former Chelsea man.

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