Former Celtic midfielder and manager David Hay has written in The Glasgow Evening Times that he does not see Aiden McGeady returning to the Scottish club.
The Everton winger has been linked with a move back to Celtic in the January transfer window.
Celtic manager Ronny Deila recently told The Herald that wage demands of the 29-year-old pose a problem in any deal.
“The rumours about a return for Aiden McGeady have been been steadfast since the summer but it is not one I have envisaged happening,” Hay has written in The Glasgow Evening Times.
“I know Ronny Deila and John Collins took in the game between Everton and Manchester City this week but I can’t imagine a return would be on the cards for McGeady.”
McGeady started his professional club career at Celtic and played for the Scottish giants until 2010.
The winger then moved to Russian Premier League outfit Spartak Moscow and joined Everton in January 2014.
Things have not gone according to plan at the Toffees for the Irishman, who is struggling for playing time at the moment.
McGeady has not made a single Premier League appearance for Everton so far this campaign, while last season he scored one goal and created 17 chances in 16 league games.
Celtic are at the top of the Scottish Premiership table at the moment, while Everton currently find themselves 11th in the Premier League table.