Rangers fans have been in stitches for the last month as the Celtic support continue to demand the head of manager Neil Lennon – but one name touted to replace him has them buckled.
The Parkhead legend is a man under pressure after dropping 13 points behind Rangers in the title race, exiting the Betfred Cup and being booted out of Europe in the process.
If Lennon is to be let go at Celtic Park it has everyone wondering who could replace him with Paulo di Canio incredibly being sounded out in some Celtic circles.
Notorious hothead di Canio played for Celtic for one season in the 90s and remains a highly thought of player at Parkhead despite failing to win anything for the club.
This appears to have started from ex-Celtic reserve and popular pundit Si Ferry, who worked under Di Canio during the Italian’s time as manager of Swindon.
“One guy who I know would be a good short term fix would be Di Canio,” said Ferry on popular podcast Open Goal.
“Not long term, but a short-term fix. He would love it. See all the pressure it would not bother him.
“See the making mistakes over and over again, he would have you on the training ground for five hours until it was better.
“I think that is what this team need. He would not leave Lennoxtown until it was how he wanted it.”
The notion that di Canio – who has been out of work ever since being sacked by Sunderland in 2013 – could turn things around at Celtic has since been repeated by a fan on Clyde Superscoreboard.
Rangers fans – buckled by the notion that di Canio could be the man to stop their title charge – have been reacting to the suggestion on Twitter:
Paulo Di Canio aye?
Good shout mate, go get him 👏
— Kenny (ninj) (@kenny47110) December 6, 2020
Si Ferry on Open Goal – a Celtic fan – actually called for Di Canio to come in and shake things up last week.
Stranger things have happened.
— West End Bluenose (@WestEndBluenose) December 6, 2020
Paulo Di Canio 😂😂😂😂 they’re wanting a Mussolini fan boy in 😂😂😂😂
— The Boat. (@NeillyC999) December 6, 2020
Only half as mental as the guy wanting Di Canio.
— Shane van Nichol55on (@ofvoid) December 6, 2020
That would be the cherry on the icing on the cake.
— Blues-Brother (@ChiefHeidbanger) December 6, 2020
Celtic fans hitting out Paulo Di Canio, like parrots who watch Si Ferry on OpenGoal….
— J (@m31_ja) December 6, 2020
Paolo Di Canio for the Celtic job 😂😂😂
— Leon Ballon d'Or (@AndyP792) December 6, 2020
The Ibrox support have been watching on in quiet awe of the meltdown across the city as the Ibrox club finally look to secure silverware this season.
Rangers fans have been called zombies by their Celtic rivals ever since climbing up the divisions – but its a title more aptly applied to Celtic fans this week.