Celtic release official statement after Brendan Rodgers speculation

The club have declared no preferred candidate has been identified.

Celtic are currently on the hunt for a new manager as Ronny Deila is stepping down in the summer.

The Bhoys have been linked with plenty of names in the past few weeks – with the likes of David Moyes and Roy Keane both mentioned.

However, yesterday it seemed that Brendan Rodgers was the frontrunner for the job.

It was reported by Sky Sports yesterday that the former Liverpool boss had become the number one candidate for the Celtic job and that Celtic were looking to tie him down to a deal.

These reports have not however gone down well with Celtic.

They have released an official statement this morning making it clear that no preferred candidate is currently in their reach:

Following some speculation regarding the appointment of a new Celtic manager, the facts are as follows:

The club has been and will be speaking to a number of candidates and we will take our time to go through this process thoroughly and in the proper manner. There is no 'preferred' candidate.

It was a strong indication from Celtic that they have not yet decided on any potential new manager and that they continue to look into potential options to replace the Norwegian.

Celtic won the Scottish Premiership title again this season but their performances in Europe saw Deila become unpopular at the Glasgow club. He decided to step down earlier this season.

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