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Report: Claudio Ranieri surfaces as the new contender for Celtic job

Celtic FC News: Claudio Ranieri has emerged as the new contender for the Celtic manager job, according to The Daily Record UK.

It is also stated that the 67-year-old gaffer has been lured by the job. (h/t The Daily Record UK).

Ranieri is currently managing the Italian club AS Roma on an interim basis and will leave the club this summer.

Meanwhile, Neil Lennon, the current Hoops manager’s future at Park’s head remains uncertain, despite his successful run.

Some big names like Jose Mourinho, Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez were also linked with a move to Park Head.

Ranieri to Park Head?

The Italian manager recently managed Fulham for half of this season but was dismissed by the club, owing to his unsuccessful run.

The former Valencia manager is well known for his historic run with Leicester City when he led them to the Premier League in 2016.

Highly known for his tactical aptitude, the veteran gaffer spent his career with Europe’s elite clubs.

He was also the recipient of the FIFA‘s best men’s coach award for his glorious run with the Foxes.

On his return to Roma, Ranieri also inspired his side to drub the Serie A Champions Juventus 2-0.

The Celts will highly benefit from the ex-Chelsea gaffer and could push themselves to contend for the Champions League in prospect.

Lennon’s future

The Former Hibernian manager has fared well since taking the charge with 8 wins, 2 draws and 1 defeat, which was against their arch-rivals Rangers last week.

Neil Lennon
Neil Lennon

Furthermore, Lennon helped the Hoops to lift the Scottish Premiership for the eighth time in a row.

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However, the club is still mulling over Lennon’s future and it is presumed that the Scottish Cup finals against Hearts will decide the fate of the Northern Irish manager.