Glenn Loovens comments on whether Celtic should hire Carlos Carvalhal

Celtic Glasgow's Dutch defender Glenn Loovens jubilates after scoring a goal during the UEFA Europa League football match Rennes against Celtic Glasgow on October 20, 2011 at the route de...

Scottish Premiership champions Celtic need a new manager and Loovens worked with Carlos Carvalhal at Sheffield Wednesday in the Championship.

Swansea City manager Carlos Carvalhal during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

Glenn Loovens has tipped Carlos Carvalhal to take over at Celtic this summer, speaking to Jim White on talkSPORT (22 May, 10:00am).

Loovens spent four years at Celtic between 2008 and 2012 and also worked with Carvalhal during his spell at Sheffield Wednesday, so there are few better capable of judging whether the Portuguese coach would be a success in the Scottish Premiership.


The Scottish Sun reported earlier in May that the 53-year-old had contacted Celtic to announce his intention of taking over at the reigning champions.


Carvalhal, who led Sheffield Wednesday to the Championship play-off final in 2016, is keen to get back in the game after failing to keep Swansea City in the Premier League 12 months ago.

And Loovens believes that Celtic could certainly do a lot worse, pointing out that his experience of Turkish football would stand him in good stead in the goldfish bowl that is football in Glasgow.

Sheffield Wednesday's Portugese manager Carlos Carvalhal (R) hugs Sheffield Wednesday's Dutch defender Glenn Loovens following the English League Cup fourth round football match between...

“I worked with him at Sheffield Wednesday, he’s a great manager and a great person as well,” the current Sunderland defender said.

“I think he’ll do well, he loves the intensity of the game. He coached in Turkey where it can be heated at times and he’d be an excellent manager at a club like Celtic.”

As yet, there is no real suggestion that Celtic would be tempted to give Carvalhal the job with Calciomercato reporting that Claudio Ranieri, Laurent Blanc and even Jose Mourinho are all on their radar.

Swansea manager Carlos Carvalhal reacts on the touch line during the Premier League match between Swansea City and Stoke City at The Liberty Stadium on May 13, 2018 in Swansea, Wales.

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