STEVE CLARKE has admitted he would be interested in talking to Celtic as they search for Ronny Deila’s replacement, as odds are slashed on him becoming the next Celtic manager.
The former Scotland defender, who has been unemployed since being sacked as Reading boss in December last year, has emerged as a serious candidate for the job, having made the short list the last time around when Ronny Deila was given the job.
Clarke, it is fair to say, has not without admirers in the Celtic boardroom.
Bookmakers Paddy Power have dramatically cut the odds on 52-year-old Clarke from 66/1 to 3/1.
The boyhood Hoops fan said last night: “Celtic are a massive club. Anyone who comes from the west coast of Scotland, as I do, understands the size of the club.
“It’s a big job and Celtic, I’m sure, will have in their own minds who they want to go for and who they will go out and target.
“I think we should just let them get on with their business. There are a lot of good managers out of work and Celtic are a great club.
“If they want to give me a call, that would be nice.”
Clarke, who also managed West Brom and had caretaker roles at Chelsea, Liverpool, Newcastle and West Ham, added: “Next season will be fantastic in Scotland’s top flight.
“Rangers (sic) are back in the Premiership and Aberdeen made a good fist of it this time around. Hearts, too.
“Hopefully, Hibs will come back up through the play-offs from the Championship.
“So, it should be a really exciting league next season.”
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