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‘FALSE RUMOUR’ ON CELTIC BOSS LINK

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ROBERTO MARTINEZ’S agent insists the Spaniard is NOT interested in becoming the new Celtic manager.

The Belgium international manager has been the subject of some fierce speculation in recent days with the bookies making him favourite to become Brendan Rodgers’ full-time successor.

Neil Lennon has been in charge in an interim capacity since the Iirishman quit to take over Leicester City in February.

And, while the former Hoops boss concentrates on preparing his players for the Scottish Cup semi-final against Aberdeen at Hampden on Sunday, there have been reports of the ex-Swansea City and Everton gaffer taking the role on a permanent basis in the summer.

However, Martinez’s adviser, Jesse De Preter, has revealed there is no chance of him moving the Glasgow.

The agent, speaking to the Sun, was adamant: “Roberto always seems to be on the shortlist as soon as there is a vacancy at a big club.

“But this is a false rumour about him going to Celtic.

“It seems to have come from the fact Roberto has a Scottish wife and he obviously has ties to the country.

“However, there’s nothing to see here and I would suggest the bookies review their odds.”

Former Spurs and Chelsea coach Andre Villas-Boas and current Northern Ireland supremo Michael O’Neill, the ex-Hibs and Dundee United midfielder, have also been linked with the post.

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