By Frank McAvennie

11th Mar, 2021 | 8:30pm

McAvennie verdict on Moyes landing Celtic job after reported approach

Frank McAvennie has poured cold water on the idea of David Moyes leaving West Ham to join Celtic at the end of the season.

The former Hoops and Hammers striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 57-year-old is “building something special” in London and would not swap it for the “toxic atmosphere” at Parkhead.

Celtic are still in search of Neil Lennon’s successor, with the club set to seek council from former manager Martin O’Neill on the matter.

According to TEAMtalk, intermediaries have contacted David Moyes to sound out whether he would be interested in the vacant position.

The former Manchester United and Everton boss is out of contract at the end of the season, although it is expected he will renew terms with West Ham soon.

When asked by Football Insider if Moyes was a realistic target for the Hoops, McAvennie said: “There is not a chance David Moyes is going to come and take the job.

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“He is building something special at West Ham. He will not come back up into the toxic atmosphere up here.

“It is a wonderful job at Celtic, but you would not come away from a big job in the Premier League. Who is going to come up? I just do not know.” 

Born in Glasgow, Moyes began his playing career at Celtic in 1980.

He made 24 appearances for the Bhoys before moving to Cambridge United in 1983.

In other news, Frank McAvennie names the only five players who should survive a summer cull at Celtic Park.