Maresca would be a risky appointment, Marsch or Potter would be better fits

It’s going to be interesting next week or so with the rumour mill going into overdrive as speculation mounts about who will be the next manager of Celtic Football Club.

As you would expect there are a number of names being banded about, but Brendan Rodgers and David Moyes are names we can forget as they have apparently ruled themselves out.

Enzo Maresca of US Citta’ di Palermo visits Club Store on March 25, 2016 in Palermo, Italy. (Photo by Tullio M. Puglia/Getty Images)

One name that keeps cropping up is Enzo Maresca, Pep Guardiola’s number two at Manchester City. Enzo certainly has a good pedigree and the Italian has picked up valuable experience in his coaching career, but his only shot as a number one at Parma was very short and wasn’t a success.

Jesse Marsch looks on prior to the Emirates FA Cup Fourth Round match between Accrington Stanley and Leeds United at Wham Stadium on January 28, 2023. (Photo by Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Celtic need an experienced man at the helm not a rookie, other names who have been mentioned like Jesse Marsch or Graham Potter would be my top choices. Both of course had a torrid time in the EPL last season, and were ultimately given the bullet by their respective sides, but both have a wealth of experience and their style of football is similar to what Ange implemented at Celtic.

Graham Potter reacts during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Aston Villa at Stamford Bridge on April 01, 2023. (Photo by Clive Rose/Getty Images)

Marsch has great experience having coached at the Red Buck clubs in Salzburg and Leipzig and is a highly rated coach. Potter is the same and both are modern thinking men and that, doubled with their experience makes them a great fit for the job.

Whether they are even being considered is another question though, but guys like them are who we should be looking at getting. Both are currently out of work, so we could do a lot worse than sound them out.

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1 Comment

  1. UlyssesGunt on

    I think Potter woud be an excellent fit … he did a fantastic job at Brighton , but I was never going to be convinced his time with the Prima Dona ‘s at Chelsea would work .
    He needed a lot more experience in management in order to pull that one off , so maybe a few years away from the glare of the EPL might just be what he needs to regain his confidence, get some more valuable experience in the Champions League for two or three years …