Paul Lambert comments on his interest in the Celtic job

The former Celtic player remained tight-lipped on his future.

Celtic are currently looking into the appointment of a new manager. Norwegian Ronny Deila has stepped down after becoming increasingly unpopular with fans of the club.

His departure has allowed for a long list of names to be linked with the job – many with Celtic links.

One such name is Paul Lambert.

He stepped down from his role at Blackburn Rovers recently and is currently out of work. The former Norwich City and Aston Villa boss is of course a former Celtic player – spending eight years with the club as a player.

He was on Sky Sports News HQ today (18/05/16) and was asked if he would like a call about the Celtic job but Lambert remained non-committal:

“First and foremost you’ve got to be asked to go and do a job. As I have said before it is a brilliant club and it is a club that is really close to me.

“You’ve got to be good enough to go and do it and that will be Celtic’s prerogative to pick the right guy. Hopefully whoever goes in there gives the club success because it is a brilliant club.

“I’m unemployed at the minute so I actively need to look for something. That’s probably my best answer that I can give you at the minute.”

Plenty of other former Celtic players have been linked with the job. Roy Keane and David Moyes are being discussed whilst former boss Neil Lennon has also been mentioned. Meanwhile, former Liverpool boss and Celtic fan Brendan Rodgers has also been linked with the role.

Lambert, who has also managed Livingston, Wycombe Wanderers and Colchester United, stepped down from his role at Ewood Park after just seven months.

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