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Celtic would be 'mad' to give Jesse Marsch top job says talkSPORT pundit Simon Jordan

Simon Jordan reckons Celtic would be 'mad' to hire Jesse Marsch.

The Hoops are on the lookout for a new manager after Ange Postecoglou was officially confirmed as the new boss of English Premier League outfit Tottenham. The 57-year-old has penned a four-year deal in North London after two hugely successful years in Glasgow.

He signed off from his time at Parkhead in the perfect fashion by completing the Treble in his second campaign with a Scottish Cup Final win over Inverness at Hampden. It was the one trophy that escaped his clutches last season after retaining his League Cup and Scottish Premiership crowns he won in his debut year.

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Now that Postecoglou has gone, focus now shifts to the Scottish champions bringing in their next boss. The likes of David Moyes, Brendan Rodgers and Graham Potter are all high in the betting market - but talkSPORT pundit Jordan doesn't see any of those happening.

Enzo Maresca at Manchester City is of interest with reports claiming Etihad chiefs are bracing themselves for an approach from Parkhead. But one name that has also been mentioned is former Leeds boss Marsch, but Jordan was warned the Celtic board not to go anywhere near the 49-year-old.

Speaking on talkSPORT, he said: "The names they are being linked with - I mean, d'you think David Moyes would want to manage Celtic? No. I don't see Steve Clarke leaving Scotland or even Graham Potter stepping out of the Premier League into the SPFL.

"I don't think [Brendan] Rodgers would go back and I think they'd be mad to put Jesse Marsch in place. So I think all of those could go by the by."

He added: "Celtic are not silly - they knew that this time would come. It was already being indexed. Ange Postecoglou had ruled himself out of the Brighton job so there was always going to be this situation where there was a desire for Postecoglou to go somewhere else. So they would have had some degree of thought processes.

"I don't see that Celtic can't continue their progress. Obviously you've got the challenge of what he's [Postecoglou] going to come back and do, taking his backroom staff or is he going to take all the players that he's bought and bring them across to Tottenham Hotspur - I'm not sure he will do that because they're [the Celtic players] not going to be at that level yet.

"But it's an interesting time for Celtic and maybe there's an opportunity for Rangers in the same way Celtic took the opportunity when [Steven] Gerrard departed. But I reckon this guy would have beaten Rangers whether Gerrard had stayed there or not."


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