A number of former Celtic heroes are on red alert for a job opening at Pittodrie after Aberdeen were thrashed at Easter Road. Dubbed El Sackico, Jim Goodwin’s team were thumped 4-0 in a game that provoked ire from the away end.
Josh Campbell scored twice in five minutes to give Lee Johnson’s side a two goal lead within the first fifteen minutes.
Youan scored before half time to make it three.
Nisbet, who has been linked with Celtic, made it 4-0 after 73 minutes. Celtic loanee Liam Scales, who was booked twice and conceded a penalty last time at Easter Rd, saw the same fate this afternoon. Campbell completed the hat-trick.
Three former Celtic players, Neil Lennon, Paul Lambert and Malky Mackay are heavily suggested as being the favourites to takeover from Goodwin, who will certainly be cut loose after today’s result.
Aberdeen owner Dave Cormack gave Goodwin the dreaded vote of confidence after their defeat to Darvel, who are in the sixth tier of Scottish football in the Cup on Monday. However, Goodwin was upbeat about going into the game in the Scottish capital. The wording of the statement was hardly supportive, rather suggestive that he was proceeding on a game by game basis.
Hibs were composed and clinical while an experienced Aberdeen side were at sea. Lennon has been out of work since leaving Omonia in Cyprus but given his record in Scotland for Celtic and Hibs, he is certainly going to come into the Dons’ consideration for their next manager.
Another name, incidentally another Celtic captain, Paul Lambert is said to be a leading candidate for the Dons. With an extensive career in management as well as a tremendous playing career, he would certainly be an impressive acquisition by the Dons. Mackay, meanwhile, has been impressing while at Ross County and may look to push ahead with a move up to Aberdeen.