Steve Clarke has remained evasive on whether he is interested in the Celtic job.
The Scotland boss was linked with the job before Neil Lennon resigned with his transformation of Kilmarnock and Scotland similar to the task required at Celtic.
Scotland’s participation at the European Championships in June look like an insurmountable object to Clarke becoming Celtic boss with pre-season training and UEFA qualifiers in July going a long way to shaping the season.
Speaking to Sky Sports he said:
I’m definitely not in talks because I’m under contract with the Scottish FA and looking forward to the Euros in the summer.
Speculation tells me that my players have done well for me. It tells me my staff have done well. Nobody speculates if you’ve done a bad job.
There has been no comment out of Celtic in the three weeks since Neil Lennon resigned with John Kennedy in charge on an interim basis.
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With Peter Lawwell retiring at the end of June the club is expected to appoint a qualified Director of Football who is likely to have a major say in the appointment of a manager.