Celtic have still to appoint a new manager for next season. At the moment Neil Lennon is interim manager. As yet there is no news as to who will be in charge next season.
The season will be one of Celtic’s most important in years, as they aim to win their ninth league title in a row. You would imagine that the Celtic board would have a short-list of candidates drawn for the job.
Has the required experience
One name that should be on the list is former PSV manager Phillip Cocu. Cocu has the experience that is requited of a prospective Celtic manager.
He managed PSV to three Dutch titles, and got the team into the Champions League group stages. He might have had a poor spell at Fenerbache after that. However, that shouldn’t take away from his work at PSV.
Placed emphasis on youth
Cocu won PSV their first league title in seven years, and placed a lot of emphasis on bringing through players from the youth system.
That has been neglected at Celtic in recent years, and if Cocu repeated that feat at Celtic Park it would be a great boost for the club in years to come.
As Cocu is currently out of work, there would be no need for the Hoops to pay compensation for him. Hopefully he is on the short-list to be new manager at the very least, as he could do a great job at Celtic Park.