Eric Black tips Moyes as Deila replacement, makes prediction about Celtic fans

David Moyes

Aston Villa's interim manager Eric Black believes David Moyes could return to Celtic this summer.

Aston Villa's interim boss Eric Black has told The Scottish Sun that he could see David Moyes becoming the new Celtic manager this summer.

Celtic announced last month that manager Ronny Deila will be leaving the club after just two years in the job, after something of an underwhelming campaign for the Norwegian.

Deila once again failed in Europe, and has only just managed to keep hold of the Scottish Premiership title - but it was ultimately the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Old Firm rivals Rangers last month which pushed Deila out of Celtic Park.

Now, the conversation surrounds who could replace Deila this summer. A host of ex-Celtic players have been mentioned for the job, with the likes of Paul Lambert, Roy Keane, Malky Mackay, Neil Lennon and Alan Stubbs all being talked about as possible replacements for Deila.

Yet, for many Celtic fans, there is only one former Bhoy in contention; David Moyes. The ex-Everton and Manchester United boss is looking for a return to football this summer having left Real Sociedad back in November, and having featured for Celtic during his playing career, many feel that he should return to manage the club.

Now, Aston Villa interim boss Eric Black - who used to work as a coach for Celtic - has told The Scottish Sun that Moyes could be tempted to make the return to Celtic, even if fans think he is out of their reach.

Black also predicted that, if Celtic appoint Moyes, he would get regular attendances of 60,000, as fans will want to see his teams in action more than they did with Deila.

"Let me say David Moyes is an outstanding manager who hasn’t long left Manchester United, so we’re not talking about a run of the mill manager here," said Black. "The only thing I would say is that David played for Celtic and he is from Glasgow. He’s ambitious, he wants to be a winner. And I’m sure David would get 60,000 people back in the door."

"Rangers are coming back on line too. I don’t know David’s personal situation. I don’t know the options David has to choose from and, yes, I can understand people might not think Celtic are going to be able to get David. But because of all those things I mentioned, the emotional elements, attachment to it. . .well, who knows?"

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