Celtic betting update: Brendan Rodgers latest, Leeds boss Evans still in contention?


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

Last month, 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 have edged towards the title in unconvincing fashion, but Deila oversaw disastrous exits from the Champions League and Europa League, and 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...

Paul Hartley: Former Celtic midfielder Hartley has turned his hand to management after a successful playing career, and he has guided Dundee to seventh place in the Scottish Premiership table. Still a relative rookie as a manager, it would be a shock to see Hartley take such a huge job at this stage of his career - yet his odds continue to be slashed, and he is now just 11/2 for the job.

Steve Evans: The Leeds United boss is out of contract at the end of the season, and has so far received no indication that he will be kept at Elland Road. A boyhood Celtic fan, Evans would no doubt love to take the reins at Celtic Park this summer - though Celtic fans may not be quite convinced that he has the credentials for the job. At 14/1, he appears to be an outsider for the job right now.

Neil Lennon: The former Celtic boss left the club in 2014 and was replaced by Deila, with some fans now believing Lennon should return to Glasgow already. Lennon left Bolton Wanderers back in March, and remains a popular figure at Celtic Park having enjoyed a fruitful time as a player and then as a manager with the Bhoys. However, his odds are drifting out right now, and he's currently a 14/1 shot for the Celtic job.

Brendan Rodgers: Talk has been rampant surrounding Rodgers and Celtic since the former Liverpool boss said Celtic were 'an iconic club', as quoted by The Guardian. Now down to 2/1, Rodgers is the second favourite to take over from Deila, in what would be a hugely ambitious appointment from Celtic, given his standing in the Premier League with Swansea and then Liverpool.

The favourite - Paul Lambert: Another former Celtic player, Lambert announced last week that he will be leaving Blackburn Rovers this summer, sparking major rumours that he will return to Glasgow. Now the 6/4 favourite, Lambert would surely be open to a return to Celtic, and the Bhoys wouldn't have to pay any compensation to land him this summer.

Who would you like to see become Celtic's new manager?

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