Jose Mourinho has reportedly snubbed an approach from Celtic – and others – after his ruthless Tottenham sacking.
His 17-month tenure in north London came to an abrupt end on Monday, just a matter of days before he was due to lead the team out in the Carabao Cup final against Man City at Wembley – a game Spurs lost.
And such is the Special One’s standing in football it’s understood that he’s already attracted interest from several clubs, including the Scottish Premiership giants.
Celtic have been without a head coach since Neil Lennon’s departure in February, with the likes of Eddie Howe, Roy Keane and Frank Lampard all linked with the role.
But according to Duncan Castles on the latest Transfer Window Podcast, Mourinho’s camp were approached about the prospect of Mourinho joining Celtic.
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“My information is that the first of those approaches came from Celtic Football Club who are in need of significant managerial change.
“They are in need of a change of fortune to get themselves back on top of the heap in Scotland after Steven Gerrard guided Rangers to the Scottish title by a significant margin.
“My understanding is that his response to that approach from Celtic – not ready to coach now. There have been other offers.”