Celtic have bizarrely been linked with Gheorghe Hagi by Romanian outlet Playsport today.

The report states that Hagi has been in Glasgow for a number of weeks supporting his son Ianis, who plays for Rangers.

However, citing a source, Playsport believes Gheorghe is in negotiations with Celtic about taking charge of the club in the wake of Neil Lennon.

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Lennon is under pressure following another derby defeat to Rangers but the club have given no indication a change could be on the way.

Playsport say Hagi is keen on returning to the dugout, having managed teams such as Galatasaray, Viitorul and Steaua Bucharest in the past.

This would be a strange situation to say the least, given his son plays at Ibrox.

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He’s not the most decorated of managers either, though did win the Romanian league title in 2016/17 with Viitorul, a club he also owns.

Most Celtic fans will know him as the legendary attacking midfielder who starred for his country at major tournaments and played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona.

This rumour will presumably be denied by Celtic in the coming days, even if off the record to Scottish press.

Gheorghe Hagi

Gheorghe Hagi / (Photo by Geert van Erven/Soccrates/Getty Images)

However, it is an intriguing report that will no doubt get people talking!

It’s unlikely to be the first rumour about a Lennon exit from Celtic over the coming months either.

In other news, a Fraser Forster return to Celtic looks as unlikely as ever.

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