FORMER West Ham, Everton and Croatia chief Slaven Bilic is interested in the Celtic manager’s job, according to Sky Sports News.

The 50-year-old gaffer would be available to talk to the champions about the situation if they decide not to offer the post to interim boss Neil Lennon who has been in charge since February.

Bilic has been out of work since being sacked by Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad earlier this season following a mere three wins in 15 games.

The ex-international central defender, who has also been linked with the Scotland international post after the sacking of Alex McLeish last month, spent two-and-a-half years with West Ham and led the club to their best Premier League points tally, finishing seventh on 62 points and securing a place in the Europa League in 2016.

He was sacked in November 2017 following a poor start to the campaign with the London outfit struggling in the relegation zone.

Bilic previously enjoyed success with the Croatia national team, leading them to the quarter-finals at Euro 2008, knocking out England along the way.

Lennon replaced the departing Brendan Rodgers and guided the team to their eighth successive title with a 3-0 win over Aberdeen at Pittodrie earlier this month and the Hoops are 90 minutes away from an unprecedented treble treble when they take on Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden a week on Saturday.

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