David Moyes was in the crowd for Celtic’s 2-0 home defeat to Legia Warsaw, sparking rumours that he could be in line for a role at the club.
Celtic’s early exit from the Champions League was watched by former Manchester United manager David Moyes, in a development that has sparked rumours the ex-Everton boss could be set to take up a role with the Hoops.
The Bhoys crashed out in the third qualifying round of the UEFA competition, losing 6-1 on aggregate to Polish opponents Legia Warsaw.
Moyes had previously been among the favourites to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic Park and while it looks unlikely that newly-appointed boss Ronny Deila will be departing any time soon, Moyes could be in line for an alternative position behind the scenes at the Glasgow club.
Prior to his appointment at Parkhead, Deila had never managed outside of his native Norway and while an early European exit is disappointing, it remains early days for his tenure in Glasgow.
One potential option could see Moyes take up an advisory role with Celtic, where he could help Deila adapt to the demands of the Scottish Premiership.
Known for his intricate transfer scouting system during his time at Everton, the former Manchester United boss could also be employed to help the Bhoys unearth further transfer bargains as part of a long-term strategy at the club.
At present, however, such talk remains merely speculation, with Moyes one of several big names spotted at the game.
Ex-Cardiff City manager Malky Mackay, for instance, was also in attendance, having previously been linked with the Hoops job.
But Celtic could certainly benefit from the knowledge and experience someone like Moyes could bring to the club with attention now turning to the Europa League – a competition Celtic reached the final of just over a decade ago.