Bertie Auld gives his verdict on which manager type Celtic should appoint

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Celtic are looking for a replacement for the departing Ronny Deila.

Former player Bertie Auld says Celtic should appoint a manager who has a reputation for playing good football and bringing enjoyment back to the terraces, the Evening Times report.

The Hoops will be stepping up their search for a new manager in the coming weeks after current boss Ronny Deila announced his decision to walk away from the club at the end of the season.

The Norwegian boss looks set to land Celtic their fifth straight Scottish Premiership title, yet fans haven’t exactly warmed to him over the past 18 months largely due to the team’s style of play.

A number of names have cropped up with regards to potential candidates to replace Deila, including the likes of David Moyes, Roy Keane and Scotland boss Gordon Strachan.

Yet each have a somewhat rigid style where endeavour is a common attribute linked with the trio, yet Auld instead feels the club should place priority on a manager who can deliver enjoyment to the fans.

"We need someone who is going to bring laughter to the terraces. We need someone who can coach and get discipline. Sunday was one of those days you felt uncomfortable because there was so much strain because of the situation with the manager,” Auld told the Evening Times.

"He brought the title to us last season but we haven't been entertaining. That's one thing the Celtic supporters are used to.”

Celtic ought to look at their Glasgow rivals for inspiration in regards to appointing a new manager, with Mark Warburton providing the Ibrox club with entertainment while guiding the club back to the top-flight.

The Hoops need to make a big appointment this summer, as another season of mediocre performances both domestically and in Europe could see the Gers reclaim that spot as Scotland’s number one.

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