Enzo Maresca was a candidate to replace Neil Lennon at Celtic but is already facing the axe at Serie B outfit Parma, as reported by Tuttomercatoweb.
While the Ange Postecoglou revival has hit its fair share of bumps in recent weeks – a calamitous back line, a dreadful away record, the departures of Odsonne Edouard and Ryan Christie principal among them – there are no suggestions the Aussie tactician is going to pay with his job any time soon.
Celtic are all in on Ange.
And while an Old Firm derby defeat to Rangers was a major disappointment so soon after failure to reach the Champions League group stages, some of the football has been sparkling.
With Kyogo Furuhashi, Liel Abada and Tom Rogic providing ammunition at one end and Giorgos Giakoumakis still to come in, it’s not inconceivable Celtic could become a force to be reckoned with – as long as Postecoglou can find a way to plug those defensive gaps.
What happened to Enzo Maresca after Celtic interest fell through?
In contrast, things are looking bleak for a man linked with the Parkhead job in February when the Sunday Post claimed talks had taken place between the club and his representatives.
Instead, former Italy U21 international Maresca, who guided Manchester City to the Premier League 2 title last season, was lured back to the Med by the prospect of taking one of Europe’s sleeping giants back to to the big time.
But despite the presence of legendary goalkeeper Gigi Buffon, Parma are closer to the third tier than Serie A at present, sitting 12th in Serie B with only two wins from their opening five games.
The two-time UEFA Cup winners were also knocked out of the Coppa Italia in their first tie.
And should Maresca fail to pick up some much-needed victories during the next couple of weeks, his time in the Stadio Ennio Tardini hot seat could soon be over.
Parma, it seems, aren’t as patient as Celtic when it comes to managers.