Date: 4th March 2019 at 6:20pm
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Celtic fans on social media have warned to the prospect of Marco Rose taking over as permanent manager from Brendan Rodgers.

The odds on the RB Salzburg boss moving to Celtic came crashing down to 5/1 over the course of the day.

Rose is no stranger to Celtic after facing the hoops twice in the Europa League- winning comfortably home and away with the manner of the match in Glasgow especially painful at the time. Although an unlikely point for Rosenborg away to RB Leipzig saved the day there was a massive gulf between Celtic and Salzburg that night.

Salzburg cleaned up with full points from Group B while Celtic scraped through as runners up with nine points out of 18.

The big issue is over how much of Salzburg’s success is down to the organisation of the club and how much is due to the coach.

Before taking charge of the RB Salzburg first team in 2017 Rose did take their u-19 side to the UEFA Youth title, they might have had some very gifted players but it takes something special to KO Manchester City, Paris Saint Germain, Atletico Madrid and Benfica to lift that trophy.

As it stands it appears that the job of full-time manager is Neil Lennon’s to lose, if the club does turn to a Plan B then it seems that Rose has all the attributes required to fill the big shoes that Lennon mentioned last week when he formally took charge.