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Celtic are reportedly looking to appoint their new manager by the end of May.

According to The Scottish Sun, Celtic are hoping to name their new manager by the end of May, with Ronny Deila leaving this summer.

The Bhoys have endured a frustrating season under Deila, having crashed out of both the Champions League and Europa League before the end of 2015.

Celtic also failed in the Scottish League Cup, but just days after losing to Old Firm rivals Rangers in the Scottish Cup earlier this month, the Bhoys announced that Norwegian Deila will leave this summer, just two years after leaving Stromsgodset for Celtic as Neil Lennon's replacement.

A host of managers have been linked with the role, many of whom have strong connections to Celtic; former players like David Moyes, Paul Lambert, Roy Keane, Malky Mackay and even Lennon himself have all been touted for the Celtic Park dugout.

Now, The Scottish Sun report that Celtic are hoping to name their new manager by the end of May, with the Scottish Premiership season ending on May 15th.

It's claimed that the Celtic hierarchy have put together a long list of candidates, including some of the names mentioned earlier like Moyes, Mackay, Lambert, Keane and Lennon, but also former Celtic boss Martin O'Neill and ex-Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers.

That aim of the end of May means that talks are bound to be held imminently, with May just around the corner - and it promises to be a fascinating month for Celtic fans as they wait to see who their latest manager will be ahead of the summer transfer window.

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