By Alex Stevens

David Moyes has refused to distance himself from managing Celtic.

The former Manchester United and Everton manager has admited he would be tempted to take over at the Scottish giants amid doubts over the long-term future of Ronny Deila.

Celtic are one points clear at the summit of the Scottish Premiership table and face a battle to hang on to their title from second-placed Aberdeen.

Question marks hang over Deila and Moyes has emerged as one of the bookmakers’ favourites to succeed the Norwegian.

Moyes, who was axed by Real Sociedad in November, admits he would consider the Parkhead hotseat.

When asked about the possibility of managing Celtic he said: “Who knows? I would never say never.”

The 52-year-old was linked with the Newcastle job before the Magpies turned to ex-Real Madrid boss Rafa Benitez.

But Moyes wants to have another crack at the Champions League when he gets back into management.

He told PLZ Soccer: “Obviously I have ambitions to win things. I would want to be at a club that would give me the chance to win and be involved in the Champions League.”