By Alex Stevens

Craig Gordon has admitted the Celtic players have discussed who could be the club’s manager next season.

But the Hoops goalkeeper says the squad are in the dark as to who will be appointed the successor to Ronny Deila.

The Norwegian and his assistant John Collins have announced they will leave the club in the summer and the club have said the new man will be appointed at the end of the current campaign.

Roy Keane, David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers and Paul Lambert are among those who have been strongly linked to the soon-to-be-vacant post.

Scotland keeper Gordon revealed there is excitement within the dressing room as to what the future will hold at the newly-crowned Scottish giants.

“There’s been the odd mention of just the usual things that have been in the media, but certainly nothing from the inside,” Gordon said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“Nobody really knows exactly where the next manager is going to be coming from.

“That will be an exciting time once we get the games over with and we see who is going to be in charge next season.”

Republic of Ireland No2 Keane has been installed as the new bookmakers favourite to take over the Parkhead hotseat at the end of the season.

Irish betting firm BoyleSports even suspended betting on the former Manchester United skipper being appointed new boss.

Keane signed goalie Gordon for Sunderland in a £9million deal from Hearts and the keeper believes his former boss has all the attributes to succeed at Celtic.

“Why not? I don’t want to single anybody out and talk about any one candidate,” Gordon told the Scottish Sun. “That’s for once the games are finished with but certainly I’ve had him as a manager before.

“I know how he liked things to run at Sunderland and if he was appointed then I’m sure he would do well and would be successful.

“He’s hard but fair. What you see is really what you get. With Roy Keane, he was an aggressive player who wanted to win every match and from what I’ve seen he’s exactly the same as a manager.”

In other Celtic news, the club are ready to offer an emerging star a lucrative contract to fend off interest from Liverpool.