Celtic

Frank McAvennie has insisted it would be “different class” to see Frank Lampard go head-to-head with his old England ally Steven Gerrard if he lands the Celtic job.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Parkhead legend admitted he was not sure he could see Lampard taking up the vacant post in Glasgow.

This site understands the ex-Chelsea and Derby County boss is open to the Celtic job but is taking a break until the summer.

John Kennedy has been placed in interim charge at Parkhead after Neil Lennon resigned from his position on Wednesday morning.

“Can you imagine Frank Lampard comes in at Celtic and the first Old Firm game next year with the fans back in?” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“Steven Gerrard against Frank Lampard. It would be different class.

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“I like Frank, he would bring in his own guy in Jody Morris. He did great at Derby, a great club.

“He was superb in the first year at Chelsea and he couldn’t buy any players. I think the problem was that he bought players that looked good in other teams but didn’t fit with what he was doing.

“Now they’ve got the old guy Giroud back scoring goals. He went too much on youngsters.

“Chelsea were a good team when he was there but I don’t know if Celtic would be the club.

“Stevie Clarke, Roberto Martinez, Eddie Howe and Lampard. Any of them would do me well.”

In other news, Alex McLeish has tipped Celtic to sign a “future star” despite the managerial vacancy.