Celtic need David Moyes but he does not need the club, according to Danny Mills.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England and Manchester City defender delivered his verdict after it was reported the Hoops had made an approach for the West Ham boss.
Givemesport report Celtic have sounded out Moyes about potentially becoming their next boss.
Before he joined West Ham for his second spell in charge at the London Stadium the 57-year-old told the Open Goal podcast a move back to Scotland would appeal to him.
However, since then he has transformed the Hammers into genuine European contenders.
His contract in east London is set to expire at the end of the season and teamTALK suggest an extension is merely a formality.
Moyes began his playing career at Parkhead in the 1980s but made just 24 appearances before moving to Cambridge United.
Asked whether his friend would be tempted by a move back north of the border, Mills gave Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley a two-word reply: “No chance.”
Mills added: “He could have European football at West Ham.
“It takes you a while to build things and it’s a complete rebuild project at Celtic and the expectancy levels will be very high.
“He doesn’t need that job. They need David Moyes but David Moyes doesn’t need Celtic.”
Apart from a year at Real Sociedad, Moyes has spent his entire managerial career in England with spells at Preston North End, Everton, Manchester United, Sunderland and two at West Ham.
He has managed over 900 games in England and has a win rate of 43.4 per cent.