Speaking on the Transfer Window Podcast, Ian McGarry has stated that Celtic are already eyeing up Gordon Strachan as a potential replacement for Neil Lennon.
There has been plenty of speculation around Lennon’s future after the Bhoys’ poor start to the season, and if the Scottish champions do decide to part ways with their manager, they reportedly already have a replacement in mind.
“We have been told that if Celtic were to make a change, it would most likely be a former manager or even player who manages to come in as they would understand immediately what is at stake.” The journalist said.
“Gordon Strachan is one name that has been mentioned. Obviously he had a successful spell managing Celtic already, he certainly knows the culture and the club inside out. He’s currently working for a television station covering Scottish football.”
This is an incredibly interesting comment from McGarry.
The Transfer Window Podcast are usually quite solid when it comes to this sort of information, and the fact that Celtic have already discussed a contingency plan for if Lennon is sacked, shows that his future may not be as secure as we’re lead to believe.
The SPFL champions need to change something if they’re to win their 10th league title in a row, but there are questions over whether or not Strachan is the man to take over from Lennon at Celtic.
There are plenty of ex-Celtic players and ex-managers out there to choose from, so whether or not Strachan actually ends up being the man they go for remains to be seen.