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.

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“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.”

Football Insider revealed last week that Roy Keane was recently interviewed for the vacant managerial position at Celtic Park.

This site also revealed that Keane had lined-up ex-teammate Nicky Butt to potentially be his assistant after the 46-year-old quit his role at Man United.

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