Celtic say there is no “preferred candidate” for the vacant manager’s job at the club as their pursuit of Ronny Deila’s successor continues.
Brendan Rodgers appeared to be front runner for the position after reports surfaced of his second meeting with the club over the vacancy on Tuesday.
David Moyes, Neil Lennon, Malky Mackay, Paul Lambert and Roy Keane have also all been linked with the role in recent weeks.
Chief executive Peter Lawwell stressed that he hoped to have a new manager in place by the end of May but, with just under two weeks to go until that deadline, the club stated that the process was still ongoing.
“The club has been and will be speaking to a number of candidates and we will take our time to go through this process thoroughly and in the proper manner. There is no ‘preferred’ candidate.” the statement said.
“We will continue this process with the aim of identifying a new manager who we believe will deliver success to the club.
“Clearly we will not be able to provide daily updates on this issue. However, our supporters will be the first to know when a new manager has been appointed.”