Floods of managerial heavyweights are set to join Lucien Favre in throwing their hat into the ring for the Celtic job in the coming weeks.
That is according to ex-Arsenal striker and European football expert Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the Daily Mail reported that the ex-Borussia Dortmund head coach is interested in the Parkhead role.
Favre, 63, has been out of work since being dismissed by Dortmund in December and has managed top-flight teams in Germany, France and his native Switzerland.
Among his managerial honours are two league titles in Switzerland with Zurich.
Celtic have been on the hunt for a new manager since Neil Lennon’s resignation in February left John Kennedy in temporary charge.
Campbell asserts that Favre is a solid candidate but one of a long list of esteemed names who would take the Celtic job in a heartbeat.
“He did pretty well at Dortmund,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“The Celtic job is a massive job. A lot of the top managers who are not in work at the moment see that as a fantastic opportunity to showcase what they can do.
“There will be a lot more managers of note that will be interested in that Celtic job, I can tell you.”
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