Champions League-winning manager’s response when asked about Celtic interest

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Scottish Premiership giants Celtic will have a new manager for next season.

Former West Bromwich Albion and Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo suggested on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 24) that he would be interested in the Celtic managerial job.

Ronny Deila is in charge of the Scottish Premiership giants at the moment, but the Norwegian will leave the Glasgow outfit at the end of the season.

Di Matteo is without a managerial job at the moment, having left German club Schalke at the end of last season.

The former Italy international midfielder, who guided Chelsea to Champions League triumph in the 2011-12 season, has suggested that he would be interested in becoming the new Celtic boss.

“If ever it comes up, I will think about it,” said Di Matteo on the Goals on Sunday show on Sky Sports 1 on Sunday morning (broadcast from 10am, April 24) regarding the Celtic managerial job.

Former West Brom and Reading manager Steve Clarke said on the same show when asked if he would be interested in the Celtic job: ”There are a lot of good managers out of work. Celtic is a great club. If they want to give me a call, it would be nice."

Di Matteo was quite successful in his short spell as the Chelsea boss, winning the Champions League and FA Cup during the 2011-12 season.

The Italian was not exactly bad at Schalke, and he is someone who could do the job at Celtic.

The Bhoys need a manager who knows and understands European football, and can take them to the group stage of the Champions League next season.

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