Charlie Nicholas does not believe David Moyes will take Celtic job, comments on Owen Coyle possibility

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The Celtic manager job is open as Ronny Deila is stepping down in the summer.

Celtic are on the lookout for a new manager as it was confirmed today that current boss Ronny Deila would be leaving the club in the summer.

The Norwegian has decided to step down at the end of the season after weeks of rumour surrounding his future at the club reached boiling point after the Old Firm cup defeat v Rangers.

So who do they appoint?

Plenty of names are being linked with the job. The likes of former Everton boss David Moyes, Northern Ireland manager Michael O’Neill and former Sunderland boss Roy Keane have all been mentioned.

Charlie Nicholas has been speaking about the managerial vacancy today (20/04/16) on Sky Sports News HQ and believes that whoever does get the job needs to be willing to fight the board on occasions – especially in the transfer market.

This is what he said about the next Celtic manager:

“I don’t think David Moyes would take it. He said a couple of weeks ago ‘well it’s a no-brainer’ not so sure.

“Would David Moyes allow the board to control the transfer network? I don’t think so.

Owen Coyle? Possibly. Die-hard Celtic fan, that gives you a chance.

Alan Stubbs is a very interesting one. Alan would be strong enough against them (the Celtic board).

“It’s a big, big job for someone to come in. But maybe the timing is right, when it wasn’t for Ronny.”

There are plenty of names being linked with the club and Nicholas has earmarked just a few. Not many a Celtic fan would be happy with the appointment of Owen Coyle although Alan Stubbs could be a good shout.

Overall however the feeling at the club is one of change and whoever does come in will need to be a strong character, just as Nicholas says.

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