Robert Snodgrass thinks 'elite level coach' Enzo Maresca would be fantastic for Celtic

By John McGinley

March 9, 2021

Former West Ham United attacker Robert Snodgrass thinks Enzo Maresca is a great candidate for the Celtic job.

Snodgrass, who is also a Celtic supporter, worked with Maresca during his time at the London Stadium and has lauded the Man City U23s boss in comments to The Go Radio Football Show tonight.

He said: “Enzo is a great candidate for the job and he’ll have learned a lot working under Pep for a year and getting little ideas from him.

“What you see with Pep and his style of play – that’s what Enzo looked up to. When he was at West Ham there were three or four different managers he’d study and try and work like in and out of possession.

“I thought he was top class. An elite level coach. You could see he had all the credentials to be a to gaffer but the game is changing now and they want to be called coaches rather than managers because they want to coach players to become better.

“Someone has to come in and give Christies, Edouards, Griffiths their confidence back. But I believe he’ll have other clubs trying to get him because he’s that good and I worked with him for 18 months before David Moyes came in and West Ham wanted to keep him.”

They are fantastic comments as the speculation surrounding Maresca heats up.

He’s been on the bookmakers’ favourites list for weeks.

As we discussed last night, an Italian journalist has claimed that his countryman is the primary target for Celtic to replace Neil Lennon.

Maresca has had coaching spells at Ascoli, Sevilla and West Ham, but now works under Pep Guardiola at the English league leaders, preparing their future stars for a transition to the first-team.

Celtic-linked manager Enzo Maresca / (Photo by Matt McNulty – Manchester City/Manchester City FC via Getty Images)

67 Hail Hail took an in-depth look at the Man City employee last month when Bhoys Analytics studied his tactics and philosophy.

Is he the man to take Celtic forward under a director of football?

In other news, Andrew Gutman is closing in on a move to New York Red Bulls.