Former Borussia Dortmund manager Lucien Favre is the latest name to throw his hat into the ring for the Celtic job as the Parkhead club hope to topple Rangers.

The Gers have overtaken Celtic on the pitch and are threatening to do so off it with Ibrox superiority a genuine possibility if things continue to go wrong at Celtic Park.

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Former Dortmund boss Favre is reportedly interested in the Celtic job. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Rangers will take some stopping next season and with the prize of automatic Champions League qualification and a £30m cash boost to the Scottish Premiership victor the pressure is ramping up.

Swiss coach Favre, 63, has been out of work since leaving Dortmund in December last year and has experience across the Bundesliga having previously coached Hertha Berlin and Borussia Monchengladbach.

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The former Swiss national team manager also has experience in his home country and in France with Nice.

According to the Daily Mail, Favre is the latest coach to put his name forward for Celtic with Roy Keane, Eddie Howe and Thierry Henry the other names being mentioned.

None of these will exactly strike fear into the hearts of Rangers supporters after Favre was sacked following a 5-1 mauling against Stuttgart which left Dortmund 5th in the Bundesliga.

Whilst Celtic’s hunt for a manager goes on Rangers will continue to focus on the prizes which are left this season after securing the Scottish Premiership in early March.

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Rangers boss Steven Gerrard will be fully concentrated on what happens at Ibrox over Celtic Park. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Whoever comes in will have a tall order to overturn the Gers who remain unbeaten in the Scottish Premiership and are currently 20 points clear in the standings.

It hasn’t stopped Rangers fans chuckling as some incredible names continue to be linked across the city with one ex-Celt in particular drawing laughs aplenty from Gers supporters.

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