Report: Celtic to hold talks with Paul Lambert

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Blackburn Rovers boss Paul Lambert has been linked with the Celtic job.

According to the Mirror, Paul Lambert will speak to Celtic about becoming their new manager.

The report claims that the current Blackburn Rovers boss is seeking a new challenge, with The BBC reporting this week he intends to leave Ewood Park this summer, and the option of replacing Ronny Deila at Celtic intrigues him.

The Hoops are on the lookout for a new manager after under-fire Norwegian coach Ronny Deila recently announced his decision to leave the Scottish champions at the end of the current season.

Celtic were crowned Premiership champions for a fifth successive season, yet their task of retaining their title next season will be all the more tougher following Rangers’ return to the top-flight.

The Glasgow giants have a big decision ahead of them, and many Celtic observers have pleaded that the new manager has some history of the club and understands the city and its people.

Lambert was a Celtic player for eight years before moving into management with Livingston, and his principles of applying youth and attempting positive football ticks all the right boxes.

The 46-year-old enjoyed a successful spell at Norwich City, guiding the club from League One to the Premier League before joining Aston Villa in what can only be described as turbulent times at Villa Park.

His reign at Villa was cut short, leading him to return to management with Championship side Blackburn.

Despite consolidating the club in midtable, he has already made his decision to leave Rovers and a return north of the border with Celtic could be the sort of challenge he is looking for.

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