BT Sport’s Darrell Currie has poured cold water over any suggestions that Roberto Martinez could be the next Celtic manager.
He tweeted to confirm that Martinez has plans to stay with the Belgian national side for at least the 2020 Euros.
The former Everton manager had been a favoured pick among supporters, especially given the fact that he works so closely with former Celtic ace Shaun Maloney, who would have no doubt followed him in his next move.
Martinez has seen his stock as a manager rise higher than ever after the success he enjoyed with Belgium at the World Cup over the summer.
Despite many being dubious about his appointment, he helped guide them to a third-place finish in Russia, the highest in the country’s history.
Currie adds that Martinez still holds a strong affinity for Scottish football, having spent time in the country as a player, with a future move to the Hoops not being ruled out.
Martinez's Scottish connection
A year at Motherwell
After spending six years at Wigan as a player, he moved to Motherwell but rarely featured for the club, who were struggling financially at the time.
His Scottish wife
During his time at Motherwell, he did meet his future wife, who is from Scotland. He married Beth Thompson seven years later after meeting in 2002.
Works closely with Shaun Maloney
Martinez has worked closely with ex-Celtic ace Shaun Maloney, bringing him into his coaching staff with the Belgium team on a permanent basis. He’d no doubt follow him back to the Hoops in the future if the opportunity arose.
His love for Haggis
Martinez has often spoken of his love for Scotland, the footballers and most importantly, Haggis. It’s a staple in any Scottish diet. He’s worked with the likes of James McArthur, Gary Caldwell, Shaun Maloney throughout his career and admits he’s always kept a close eye on Scottish football.