Why Celtic should do everything they can to appoint Roberto Di Matteo

The former Chelsea boss is the perfect replacement for Ronny Deila at Celtic.

Former Chelsea and Schalke manager Roberto Di Matteo has been speaking to Sky Sports’ Goals on Sunday programme about the prospect of taking over at Celtic this summer, and in truth the Italian would be the perfect man for the job.

“If it ever comes up, I will think about it,” Di Matteo said, and with the 45-year-old unlikely to be out of work for long, the Bhoys would be wise to snap him up while they have the chance.

Following the news that Ronny Deila will leave Celtic at the end of the current campaign a whole host of managers have been linked with the role, but while many Bhoys fans may prefer a former club legend like Henrik Larsson or a more experienced boss such as David Moyes, Di Matteo trumps them both in a key area.

Deila’s main failure at Celtic Park was his inability to be successful in Europe, but Di Matteo has no such problem after guiding Chelsea to the Champions League title back in 2012.

The simple fact is Di Matteo has worked his way up and proved how good he is at each of his four clubs to date.

In his only season at MK Dons he guided them to the play-offs after a third-place finish in League One, before he was snapped up by West Bromwich Albion, who he took back to the Premier League at the first time of asking.

His Baggies axe was harsh considering he oversaw their best start to a Premier League season but he would prove them wrong in emphatic style, winning both the FA Cup and the Champions League during his brief spell at Stamford Bridge.

A sixth-place finish at Schalke followed, ensuring Europa League football at the Bundesliga side, yet it is time Di Matteo was allowed to build at a club rather than being a short-term fix.

He is the right age, with the right mentality and the right reputation to excel at Celtic, so what are they waiting for?

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