A Daily Record report has provided an update amid claims that former Rangers defender Kevin Muscat could take up the role of assistant manager at Celtic.
Andy Maher of SEN asserted that Ange Postecoglou could be named Hoops manager on Thursday, with Muscat possibly joining him as his assistant.
The pair have strong links, having played together at South Melbourne before teaming up as manager and assistant at Melbourne Victory during the 2012/13 season.
Muscat, who played 22 league matches for the Gers and won the treble during the 2002/03 season, isn’t currently attached to a club, after he was sacked as manager of Belgian side Sint-Truiden in December 2020.
However, citing ‘Parkhead sources’ in a report published on Monday afternoon, the Daily Record have rubbished Maher’s claim, asserting that Muscat will be ‘nowhere near’ Celtic’s summer rebuild.
It’s another twist in what has been an extremely public recruitment process for Celtic, who missed out on first-choice target Eddie Howe despite numerous reports claiming that a deal had been agreed.
Rangers fans have revelled in the chaos at Celtic before and since Neil Lennon’s departure in February and although Postecoglou’s appointment as manager appears to be close, there are still several hurdles for the Hoops to overcome, including a UEFA ‘recognition of competence procedure’ as the Australia boss doesn’t hold the usually mandatory Pro Licence.
If and when the 55-year-old does arrive in Scotland from Japan, he will have to observe a quarantine period before being allowed to meet the Hoops players.
The situation at Parkhead sits in stark contrast to that at Ibrox, where the Champions have stability with Steven Gerrard as manager and Ross Wilson as sporting director, with work in the transfer market already well underway.