Next Celtic manager odds: Rafael Benitez and Patrick Vieira among contenders to be Brendan Rodgers’ permanent replacement


Next Celtic manager odds: Rafael Benitez and Patrick Vieira among contenders to be Brendan Rodgers’ permanent replacement

Celtic are going to win the Scottish Premiership at a canter once again but they have had setbacks this season.

The main one saw manager Brendan Rodgers leave the club mid-season as he took up the job at Leicester following their sacking of Claude Puel in February.

Neil Lennon and Brendan Rodgers, who left for the Leicester job

Former Hoops boss Neil Lennon has been put in charge until the end of the campaign while the club searches for their new permanent boss.

There are some surprises candidates including former Chelsea and Tottenham boss Andre Villas-Boas as well as Roberto Martinez despite his agent pouring cold water on the rumours that he has been linked with the job.

But who else is in contention to be at the Celtic hotseat on the first league game of the 2019/20 season?

Below you can see the top ten contenders for the job including Lennon and an ex-Celtic team-mate of his, according to Sky Bet.

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10 – Henrik Larsson (18/1)

Larsson is Celtic’s third-highest goalscorer with 242 goals

9 – David Wagner (18/1)

Wagner has been out of work since leaving Huddersfield in January

8 – Alex Neil (18/1)

Neil is currently managing in the Championship with Preston

7 – David Moyes (16/1)

Moyes has previously spoken of his admiration for Celtic

6 – Patrick Vieira (11/1)

Could Arsenal legend Vieira be ready to try his luck at management north of the border?