Willy Sagnol has emerged as a new contender for the permanent Celtic job, according to a report in the Daily Record.

It claims that the Frenchman, currently out of work, will apply for the role.

Sagnol is thought to be keen on managing in the UK and sees the role as Brendan Rodgers’ long-term successor as one that appeals.

The former France international has previously managed Bordeaux, and also took temporary charge of Bayern Munich back in 2017, shortly before they beat Celtic 3-0 in the Champions League group stages.

Neil Lennon is still the favourite to get the job, however, having replaced Rodgers on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

Should he clinch both Scottish Premiership and Scottish Cup glory this season, clinching an unprecedented ‘treble treble’ in the process, it will be hard for Celtic not to give Lennon a second permanent stint in charge.

Sagnol is an interesting candidate, though, as the list of contenders continues to grow.


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