John Robertson names his three Celtic managerial candidates, no Brendan Rodgers

Martin O'Neill, Roy Keane and Paul Lambert got his vote.

It is looking increasingly likely that Brendan Rodgers will be the new Celtic boss. Ronny Deila has stepped down and the former Liverpool man is believed to be the main the frame to replace him.

However, former assistant coach at Celtic John Robertson has suggested three other alternatives ahead of Rodgers.

Speaking to Gulf News this week Robertson backed his former work-mate at Celtic Martin O’Neill for the role, but suggested Roy Keane and Paul Lambert were more likely candidates:

“Celtic is a great club and I had a fantastic experience there and I loved every minute of my time. Martin is a great manager, but I don't know if he'd go back. I haven't spoken to him about it.

“Roy Keane. He's Celtic through and through, loves the club and played for them as well. I've not really thought who else.

“Paul Lambert, who we had as a player, he'd be a good choice for me. I think he was a little unfortunate at [Aston] Villa as he did a fantastic job at Norwich.”

Of course all three have Celtic pasts – with Lambert having played under Robertson and O’Neill at Celtic Park.

Robertson, who was the club’s assistant for five years, did not however mention Rodgers once – even though it appears he will be the man getting the job.

Yesterday the Daily Mail reported that Rodgers was all set to be unveiled as the new Celtic boss in the coming days and that he would be handed a £15 million transfer kitty to rejuvenate the playing squad that has not inspired under the management of Ronny Deila.

So whilst Robertson may have other ideas, it looks increasingly likely that Rodgers will be getting the job.

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