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Celtic-linked managers not interested in Parkhead job

12th April 2019, 08:03 by Simon Barlow

Andre Villas-Boas and Roberto Martinez have been ruled out of contention to become the next permanent Celtic boss by their agents.

Caretaker Neil Lennon remains the hot favourite to land the job long-term and can take another step towards guiding Celtic to a treble Treble when his side face Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Martinez, Villas-Boas, Rafa Benitez, David Moyes and Michael O'Neill have all been linked with the job too but the current Belgium boss, whose wife is from Glasgow, dropped out of the running on Thursday after a statement from his agent, Jesse De Preter.

De Preter said: "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 has ties to the country. However, there's nothing to see here and I would suggest the bookies review their odds."

The agent of former Chelsea, Spurs and Porto boss Villas-Boas also confirmed he has no interest in managing in Scotland.

His representative Jean-Paul Lares told the Scottish Daily Mail: "Andre will not be working in Scotland in the foreseeable future and will not be available for comment."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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