DERMOT DESMOND, the Celtic majority shareholder, has admitted the club expects to name Ronny Deila’s successor within a week.
Brendan Rodgers, David Moyes, Roy Keane, Neil Lennon, Malky Mackay and Roberto Martinez are just a few of the names to have been linked with the job.
Desmond confirmed the champions have been speaking to several contenders and they want to get a new man in place as quickly as possible.
The Irishman revealed: “I can say we have talked to a lot of managers, all very good, and we are excited about the candidates we have.
“And, hopefully, the next four or five days, maybe early next week, I hope we’ll be able to make an announcement if negotiations are concluded.”
Desmond refused to drop any hints on the likely appointment, but added: “We like to think that Celtic is a very big club and it needs a great manager to manage such a big club, so we’re looking for that type of person.
“Ronny Deila won two leagues, he added a lot to the club, and he found it difficult last year, which he admitted himself. But again, that era’s over now.
“Ronny, we thank him for his efforts, and now we’re looking forward to the next manager building the club up to Champions League contenders.”