50-year-old wants to become new Celtic manager – report

Slaven Bilic is interested in becoming Celtic’s new manager, according to BBC Sport.

The report claims that the former West Ham United manager is keen on speaking to the Bhoys about taking over this summer.

The Glasgow giants’ illustrious history and global fanbase might appeal to the 50-year-old former Croatia international defender.

Bilic is without a managerial job at the moment, having parted company with Saudi Premier League side Al-Ittihad in February 2019.

Neil Lennon is currently in charge of Celtic, having been appointed to the managerial role in February 2019 until the end of the season following the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.

Bilic is a big name in football, and having managed the likes of Besiktas, West Ham and the Croatia national football team, there is no doubt that he is qualified for the Celtic job.

The 50-year-old’s extensive experience in Europe will also come in handy for the Bhoys as they look to make more of an impact in continental competitions.

However, the Celtic board should not rush into making a decision quickly. Lennon is a safe pair of hands and was massively successful during his first spell in charge of the Hoops; he has already guided the team to the Scottish Premiership title this season, and a Scottish Cup triumph is likely to follow.

True, the football under the Northern Irishman can be a bit bland at times, but with Celtic just two Scottish Premiership titles away from 10 in a row, it would be a risk for the club to bring in someone new.

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