Celtic betting update: Malky Mackay now second favourite, Michael O'Neill touted

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Ronny Deila is leaving Celtic this summer - who could replace him?

Last week, Celtic confirmed that manager Ronny Deila will leave the club this summer, as his rolling contract will not be extended.

The Norwegian arrived from Stromsgodset in 2014, and whilst he won the Scottish League Cup and Premiership last season, his second term in Glagsow hasn't been quite so successful.

The Bhoys will still edge towards the title in unconvincing fashion, but Deila oversaw disastrous exits from the Champions League and Europa League, but the Scottish Cup defeat to Old Frim rivals Rangers - currently in the second tier - has seen Deila lose his job.

Fans are already wondering who could replace Deila this summer, and bookmakers have been pricing up odds for some of the frontrunners. With odds supplied by Oddschecker, here are some of the main names being discussed today...

Michael O'Neill: Currently in charge of the Northern Ireland national team, O'Neill is a hero having gained qualification to this summer's European Championships in France. He did just sign a new contract, but according to the Daily Mail, there is a release clause of just £750,000 in his deal - and at just 5/1, he's one of the frontrunners for Celtic.

Steve Clarke: Once a highly-regarded coach during his time with Chelsea and Liverpool, Clarke needs to rebuild his reputation having struggled with West Brom and Reading. Out of work since December 2015, Clarke is a Scot who will know what it takes to manage a club like Celtic, and he's one of the favourites at just 3/1.

Nigel Pearson: Out of work since last summer, Pearson is believed to be returning to management this summer. Previously touted for the Aston Villa job, former Leicester City boss Pearson is now as short as 16/1 for Celtic. A tough manager who enjoyed a great spell at Leicester, Pearson may not be quite what Celtic fans are looking for, but he'd certainly bring some nastiness which Ronny Deila didn't have.

Malky Mackay: A controversial figure having sent racist, sexist and homophobic texts to a colleague in 2014, as reported by BBC Sport. Mackay is a former Celtic defender who is desperate for a chance to rebuild his career with the Bhoys, and is now the second favourite at just 5/2 - something which will no doubt split Celtic fans.

The favourite - David Moyes: Unsurprisingly, the favourite is former Celtic defender Moyes. Looking to rebuild his career after poor spells with Manchester United and Real Sociedad, the Scot is the odds-on favourite and would be the choice of many fans given his reputation and previous success in the Premier League - and he is the odds-on favourite at 4/6.

Who would you like to see become the new Celtic manager?

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