Paolo Di Canio has been tipped as a shock candidate for the Celtic job.
Present Hoops supervisor Neil Lennon is dealing with calls to step down from the Parkhead hotseat, after an unconvincing begin to the season from the nine-in-a-row champions.
The boss was already dealing with strain after his group’s failure to qualify for this season’s Champions League, however that has been compounded by Previous Agency rivals Rangers’ flying begin to the marketing campaign.
Steven Gerrard’s males sit comfortably on the prime of the Scottish Premiership, with Celtic trailing 11 factors behind in second – though they’ve performed two fewer video games.
However a run of simply two wins in eight matches – together with a 4-1 defeat at dwelling to Sparta Prague within the Europa League – has seen supporters activate Lennon, with the Inexperienced Brigade unveiling a banner that learn ‘Save the ten, time to go Neil’ exterior Celtic Park, together with an announcement urging for him to get replaced.
A lot of coaches have already been linked with the submit, together with ex-Hoops supervisor Gordon Strachan, Hibernian’s Jack Ross, former Everton boss Marco Silva and even West Ham head coach David Moyes.
However Trevor Sinclair believes a sure former Celtic participant could be an ideal man to kick the Bhoys again into gear:
“Paolo Di Canio,” mentioned the previous England worldwide on talkSPORT.
“He performed excellently when he was up there.
“I feel he’s obtained the fervour, and I feel he’d stimulate the gamers and he’s obtained administration expertise.
“I feel he would completely be sensible for Celtic in the intervening time.”
Di Canio loved a quick one-year spell with Celtic within the mid-1990s, which separated his early profession in his native Italy and a seven-year keep in England with Sheffield Wednesday, West Ham and Charlton.
The fiery Italian scored 15 objectives in 37 video games and was named the PFA Scotland Gamers’ Participant of the Yr.
Di Canio hasn’t had a job since his departure from Sunderland after simply six months in cost again in 2013, with claims his place on the Stadium of Gentle grew to become untenable on account of his ‘brutal and vitriolic’ criticism of his personal gamers.
Sinclair has additionally put Eddie Howe’s identify ahead for the Celtic job, having informed talkSPORT earlier this month the ex-Bournemouth boss could be a ‘nice’ and succesful substitute ought to Lennon depart.
Howe, who left the Cherries by mutual consent in August after their relegation to the Championship, is the bookmakers’ favorite to interchange Lennon at Celtic Park.
However that hyperlink has raised the eyebrows of Simon Jordan, who mentioned the at present club-less coach is ‘not an excellent candidate’ and wouldn’t be an excellent match in Glasgow.
And he defined why the 42-year-old may not need the job anyway, and why different managers might also be hesitant to take over at Celtic Park this season.
Chatting with talkSPORT host Jim White, the previous Crystal Palace chairman mentioned: “If you happen to’re Eddie Howe, do you actually need this?
“We’re on the cusp of Rangers actually being within the ascendancy once more, they’re improved exponentially and it is perhaps a tall order to catch them this season.
“So why would Eddie Howe need to be the supervisor in cost when that potential tenth title in a row by Celtic is misplaced?
“It’s a large job and coming from Bournemouth to Celtic… the expectations are vastly completely different.
“I wouldn’t take a look at Eddie Howe as a extremely good candidate for Celtic to cease the present rot that’s there.”