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54-yr-old tipped by Sky pundit to replace Rodgers at Celtic, but he is yet to prove himself


Kilmarnock manager Steve Clarke has been lauded massively since becoming the manager of the Rugby Park side in October, and with good reason.

The 54-year-old has lifted the side out of the relegation mire, and they sit currently fifth in the Scottish Premiership league table, and are unbeaten against the Old Firm in five matches since he has taken over.

Such has been the frenzy over Clarke that Sky Sports pundit Kris Commons has claimed on the Daily Mail website that the Hoops should appoint Clarke as their next boss when Brendan Rodgers eventually leaves.

However, he still has a lot to prove before the can be even considered as the man to take over from Rodgers.

It’s alright going into a club like Kilmarnock and getting them up the table, the expectation they usually have is to just stay in the league for another season.

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That isn’t the case at Celtic Park, where every game is a must win for the Hoops, and even a draw is considered a catastrophe.

There’s also the European aspect, Clarke has never managed a team in European competition before, and those are the games that define the Hoops’ season, he lacks the experience of those games which could well catch him cold at the start of a season.

There is no doubt that Clarke has done a brilliant job at Kilmarnock, and he will probably be named as manager of the year at the end of the season, but it is far too soon for him to be considered as a future manager of the Bhoys.

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