Until this week there seemed to be one manager a week linked with the Celtic job but over the last few days the ‘ring’ has been filled up with names appearing on a daily and sometimes hourly basis.
Chris Coleman’s name surfaced almost as soon as he was packing up to leave China, since leading Wales to the semi-finals of the European Championships in 2016 his career has nose dived although his bank balance has no complaints.
Today’s other name was Claudio Ranieri, the exceptionally likeable Italian who pulled off the shock of the century by taking the EPL crown to Leicester City just before Coleman’s side reached their semi-final in France.
— The Sun Football ? (@TheSunFootball) May 15, 2019
Despite winning the EPL Ranieri was sacked by Leicester in February 2017 as their defence of the title turned in to a relegation battle.
The following season at Nantes he survived the full term but a record of W15, D10, L16 led to his departure.
Last November he was brought in to rescue Fulham but a record of W3, D3, L11 saw him dismissed before relegation was confirmed.
Roma were quickly in touch with an offer, he did pretty well there with a record of W5, D3, L2 far more impressive than his stint at Craven Cottage.
Since leaving the EPL trophy in the Leicester trophy room Ranieri’s record is W23, D16, L29 with his record in charge of Greece, prior to getting the Leicester job a miserable W0, D1, L4.
It’s unlikely that Coleman or Ranieri will be in charge of Celtic next season, until there is an announcement from Peter Lawwell the names will continually appear.
With less than two months to go until the first Champions League qualifier or next season the clamour is growing to find the name of the next Celtic boss.
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— Joe McHugh (@videocelts) May 15, 2019