Report: Celtic linked Carlos Carvalhal is strongest candidate for Braga manager's job

General view of Celtic Park during UEFA Europa League Round of 32 match between Celtic and Zenit St Petersburg at the Celtic Park on February 15, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

The Portuguese coach's representatives are said to have contacted Celtic.

Carlos Carvalhal manager

The Celtic linked manager, Carlos Carvalhal, is the strongest candidate to succeed Abel Ferreira at SC Braga, according to A Bola.

The Scottish Sun claims Carvalhal's representatives have contacted Celtic about the job presently held on an interim basis by Neil Lennon.


But it is unclear what response, if any, that has received from the Parkhead hierarchy.


Carvalhal is not currently among the favourites to be Celtic's next boss. 

And a return to Braga, his hometown club and the one he briefly managed 13 years ago, may appeal to the 53-year-old if his quest to return to British football fails.

Abel Ferreira of SC Braga in action during the Liga NOS match between Sporting CP and SC Braga at Estadio Jose Alvalade on February 17, 2019 in Lisbon, Portugal.

Braga's existing boss, Abel Ferreira, has been strongly linked with a move to Nantes.

Should Carvalhal return to Braga, he could go head-to-head with his former Sheffield Wednesday and Swansea City assistant coach, Bruno Lage, who has just led Benfica to the Portuguese title.

Benfica's head coach Bruno Lage celebrates during the Portuguese League football match Sporting CP vs SL Benfica at Alvalade stadium in Lisbon, Portugal on February 3, 2019.

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