Outgoing Celtic assistant boss John Collins has given his backing to Brendan Rodgers over the vacant managerial position at the club.
Reports emerged on Tuesday of Rodgers leading the race to become Ronny Deila’s successor though the club seemed to distance itself from the speculation on Wednesday.
Nevertheless, Collins, who has recently departed the club, believes the former Liverpool and Swansea boss would be the ideal candidate to take the Hoops forward.
He told PA Sport: “Brendan has been linked with the job in the last couple of days and I think he would be a brilliant choice. I like him a lot.
“I enjoy watching his teams play football and I enjoy listening to him, so I think he would be a terrific choice.
“There are lots of others in the mix, but Brendan likes his teams to play with the ball on the ground, to build from the back and through midfield.
“He wants them to be entertaining and dominate the ball with possession, so Celtic should always strive for that type of manager.”