David Moyes has refused to rule out wanting to manage Celtic as the Scot looks to enter the managerial fray again.

In an interview with STV, the 52-year-old former Celtic player refused to rule out a return to Paradise as a manager.

When asked if a return was possible, he said:

Celtic has been a great love of mine and who knows? Who knows? I would never say never. Obviously I’ve got ambitions to win things and I would want to be at a club that would give me every chance to win and be involved in the Champions League and be at the top level.

Celtic will always be appealing, Celtic are one of the biggest clubs in the world. I happen to think Manchester United are the biggest club in the world but I think Celtic are up there certainly in the top ten as far as I’m concerned supporter wise, all around the world.

I’m saying this with total respect; I probably don’t think Celtic’s squad would be good enough to reach the levels they want so I think that’s a no-brainer if you ask me.

I think I want to be able to manage the way that suits me. I think I build clubs, I think I improve it. Over the years our recruitment has probably been as good as anybody anywhere in the players we brought to Everton and the value.

A report several weeks ago suggested that Moyes topped Celtic’s managerial shortlist for this summer, but whether anything materialises remains to be seen.

Celtic faced Moyes’ Real Sociedad side in a pre-season friendly and won 1-0 with the goal coming from Gary Mackay-Steven.

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Moyes began his career in the green and white Hoops and made 28 appearances in three years before moving on to Cambridge United.

He spent 10 successful years managing 500 games at Everton and guided them to four European campaigns and a fourth-placed finish in the Premier League.

The Scot move to Manchester United in 2013 but was sacked in April as he failed to live up to high expectations in Manchester.

A spell aboard managing Spanish side Read Sociedad will also have given the manager valuable experience, even if his time there was one day shy of a year.

Moyes is thought to still have an affection for Celtic and although he would prefer a move to another Premier League team, a move up to Glasgow is a possibility.