There have been reports that Celtic could consider former Chelsea and Tottenham manager Andres Villas-Boas to replace Neil Lennon in the summer.
The Portuguese’s last job was at Chinese Super League side Shanghai SIPG which he left in November 2017. Since then, he has been trying his hand at rally driving.
When asked about the Celtic rumours, AVB’s agent Jean-Paul Lares was pretty emphatic with his response:
“Andre will not be working in Scotland in the foreseeable future and will not be available for comment.”
A lot of fans on Twitter don’t think the 41-year-old would be the right fit anyway:
No way. The guy will be our paul le guen
— shay smyth (@smyth_shay) April 9, 2019
No for me
— hameguy7 (@homeguy74) April 9, 2019
Scottish media would eat him alive.
— David Stewart 🖖🏻 (@DavidWho33) April 9, 2019
Not for me I’m afraid
— Peter (@Peterfay24) April 10, 2019
Rob Martínez >>>>> AVB. Not even close.
— Oihan (@oihantxabarri) April 10, 2019
Not for me no proven track record. In my eyes we could get better
— Raymond Whitelaw (@r4ymo) April 9, 2019
I wouldn’t bother.
— Richard McGinley (@Richiestoke) April 9, 2019
Not good enough..
— allan green (@bullgreen1) April 9, 2019
Nah. Not for me.
— Mick (@Mickod88) April 9, 2019
A few supporters do believe AVB would be the right choice:
Mega manager for us
— Mac (@At_ease1888) April 9, 2019
Great choice .Not one reason why he shouldn’t get it
— jack (@penecelt) April 9, 2019
Yeah he has won nothing! Ya know…. successful in only two countries pic.twitter.com/7COF0xotXF
— Tom Noone (@TomNoone6) April 9, 2019
AVB teams do tend to play a brand a football more akin to what Celtic fans have become used to under Brendan Rodgers. However, his Spurs side was pretty defensive and relied on Gareth Bale for scoring goals.
His wage packet would also be pretty sizeable, and you would think that Celtic’s board would have to break the bank in order to hire the Portuguese manager, even if he were to become available.