Video: Steve Clarke distances himself from Celtic vacancy

Scotland manager Steve Clarke has distanced himself from the Celtic vacancy in a Q&A with Team United today. Clarke, 57, is one of the bookies favourites to become the next permanent manager following Neil Lennon’s exit from the club. However, Clarke said that he wanted to lead Scotland to the World Cup Finals in Qatar.

“After the Euros I will go on a big holiday. It is going to be very tiring then we will decide what happens.

“But I have a contract with the Scottish FA up until December 2022 and hopefully I can take the team to the World Cup finals in Qatar in 2022 as well. That would be great and then maybe I can think about club football.”

Clarke would be a solid if not unimaginative choice for the top job at Celtic, coupled with the vitriol from Rangers fans as he achieved success with Killie. Celtic have been linked with some big names, AVB, Rafa Benitez and Roberto Martinez but Eddie Howe appears to be the universal favourite for the job.

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  1. This is the best news I’ve heard in years. Would hate to see this guy managing Celtic. His football is dreadful, and he had a meltdown at a wee bit of abuse from the Huns as Killie manager. Imagine his reaction if he took Celtic to Poundland.
    Scotlands performances under him have been really poor. Qualifying for the finals via two penalty shoot outs have masked how bad Scotland have been.
    If this guy got the job the stadium would be more empty than the worst days under Deila.

  2. Well thank God for that! I have to agree with Derek above, he is certainly not the answer to Celtic’s quest for a quality manager. He may have had some minor success with Kilmarnock and with our national team but he does not impress me as a manager who would inspire fans nor indeed even bring success to Celtic. But hey! I’m just an armchair manager anyway so what do I know?