Danny Mills is not convinced Lucian Favre would be a good fit as the next Celtic manager.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the ex-England and Leeds United defender claimed the for Borussia Dortmund boss would be a “gamble” as he does not know Scottish football or Celtic’s culture.

This site revealed last week the Hoops had made contact with Favre after talks stalled with Eddie Howe.


Sky Sports report Howe will wait until the summer to take his next step in manager despite being presented with a “wonderful” offer to become the next Celtic manager.

The ex-Bournemouth boss has also attracted the interest of Premier League clubs Brighton and Crystal Palace.

Turkish outlet Milliyet report Fenerabche were keen on Favre but U-turned when it became apparent he was demanding a salary of £4million-a-year.

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“[David] Wagner has been mentioned before and there’s always a risk with a foreign manager that doesn’t know the league and hasn’t been involved in it before,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

“But I guess coaches are fairly transient in this day and age and coaching is coaching. But you still have to understand the culture, and of Celtic especially.

“Any appointment is a gamble unless you’ve got a manager with an unbelievable track record there is always some sort of gamble.

“On the flip side of that, you might be able to get a manager like that coming from a German team that doesn’t demand and doesn’t want as big a transfer budget or as big a wages.


“The club are then thinking ‘Hang on a minute, that works for us.’

“Everything is a balancing act of what you get for the money and what you’re guaranteed and what you might get.”

In other news, West Ham are in pole position to sign a Celtic player after a breakthrough.