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05 Feb 2019 14:38:21
I think Steve Clarke in the media yesterday, did his "interview" to replace Brendan when he eventually leaves.

{Ed007's Note - Appointing Clarke would be a huge backwards step and I'm hoping the Club are aiming a lot higher than that but knowing our luck - and board - it'll be Clarke and Scott Brown.}

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05 Feb 2019 15:22:31
Got to agree Ed; As much as I admire Clarke and what he has done; I reckon when you progress from NL - through RD - to then land BR, we have now set a higher standard of expectation, class and ability.

05 Feb 2019 15:44:26
Clarke is someone I'd settle for if We couldn't get our top targets but we should be shooting for the stars when going for the next gaffer.
My choice would be rafa Benitez.

{Ed007's Note - You've said him a few times, Kev. We could do worse imo.

05 Feb 2019 15:47:01
Who in your opinion Ed, Would you like to see in charge if and when Brendan leaves?

{Ed007's Note - I'd LOVE to see Marcelo Bielsa come in and Solskjaer seems to have learnt from his mistakes at Cardiff. More importantly for me I think once Rodgers does leave we need to bring in a DOF to run the overall footballing department and oversee the longer term development of it, someone to take Lawwell completely out of footballing decisions except for the financial side.}

05 Feb 2019 16:42:45
Clarke can organise a team better than BR ever could, you just have to watch Killie when they don't have the ball you can Clarke knows his stuff!

05 Feb 2019 16:54:48
I'd like to see Roberto Mancini or Roberto Martinez come in when BR eventually calls it a day 🍀💚 HH.

05 Feb 2019 16:57:39
Lawells business head is brilliant but he’s no scout 😂.

05 Feb 2019 16:58:32
The problem with a dof is they interfere too much with managers and it causes bad blood. I know it's a way a lot of clubs do it but it never worked for us before.

05 Feb 2019 17:02:33
What's going on? Are there rumours that BR is quitting or is this just hypothetical banter? I do sincerely hope it's the latter. HH.

05 Feb 2019 17:56:50
What’s did you make of that spying carry on? Ad have done it if I thought it would help my team.

05 Feb 2019 17:38:33
Truth is Celtic fans don't rate defensive football.

Clarke's achievement won't be credited due to him being at Killie

But he's came through coaching with the best.

Could Rodgers have achieved the same at Killie? Not in my opinion.

Rodgers style of football is perfect for dominant sides but when it's even games we have witnessed the gaps in defence and had numerous hammerings or sloppy nights in Europe.

Strachan was similar to Clarke.

05 Feb 2019 16:42:49
I think he's one of the best in the world ed. Think he is so under rated. Look what he's managing to do right now with that basket case of a club.

{Ed007's Note - It's a good shout, Kev.}

05 Feb 2019 16:57:48
ED007 I am surprised you never went for the perennial loser Poch at Tottenham.
Interesting you mention Solskjaer 6 weeks ago people would have laughed at you.
Clarke has plied his trade in England learning the ropes and now up here, to my mind he can more than hold his own in management and seems very adapt at man management.
I would take him in a heartbeat.

{Ed007's Note - If I wanted someone that would Hibs it I'd have went for Klopp. Btw I wouldn't put any money on Clarke ever being Celtic manager.}

05 Feb 2019 19:48:22
Tell you what he'd make a fantastic number 2 to Rogers. Someone that brings something totally different to the table.

05 Feb 2019 19:52:51
I think BR is going to be around for a good few years so I think it’s premature to be thinking about his successor. However, if and when the time does come, I think Steve Clarke would be an outstanding appointment.

{Ed007's Note - Clarke turns 56 this year, he's never managed any teams playing in Europe and apart from his time at Kilmarnock he spent a year - nearly - as manager of Reading in the English Championship and 18 months at WBA in the Pub League where he left them in 16th place and had a record of 9 wins in 41 league games.
Clarke should have been brought in as Deila's assistant instead of Collins but it would be a massive step backwards to go from Brendan Rodgers to Clarke and like Ronny I doubt he could handle the magnitude of the job.
Basically we'd be bringing in a near 60-year old rookie manager.}

05 Feb 2019 20:50:39
So Timalloy when is the change taking place then. Last I looked Brendan was comfortably in charge with no hint of leaving at any time.
In my own humble opinion; posts that have wild speculation only serve to help the Media and our dtractors, unsettle our great Club.

05 Feb 2019 20:54:43
Rafa would be my choice and I have no doubt he would consider it having seen BR do so well.
Also, that eejit he works with just now would be an incentive to get out. That said, I think BR will need a good offer and a decent team in EPL before leaving us.

05 Feb 2019 20:58:22
You make some good points there Ed. My guess is that his success at Kilmarnock comes as a result of learning from previous experiences and with the budget he’s got, it’s an incredible achievement. By the time BR does decide to leave, he might have gained some European experience but, of course, he will also be older.

05 Feb 2019 21:07:52
I would need more convincing of S Clarke's ability to have his team attacking and successful . With our current emphasis on youth, Brown would seem to be an ideal assistant for whoever is manager, maybe Duff or someone from outside of Celtic.

05 Feb 2019 21:37:08
Steve Clarke is at a level where he is best suited. He has had one good season as manager and anything could happen with Kilmarnock between now and end of season as I suspect they have peaked and will slide down table along with a few other suspect teams.

Also was not so long ago we absolutely destroyed them at home, if he was that good he would of altered tactics to limit damage. Another crucial point is Kilmarnocks pitch. Has given them a bit of an advantage. With this in mind is he really that good a manager? A great number 2 but not a manager as his past posts show a win rate of less than 36% so there is no danger he will ever be Celtic manager.

06 Feb 2019 01:07:49
I agree Rafa would be a great appointment I don't ever see it happening to be fair as we would regurgitate the same old names as always within the price range we would be willing to pay Lambert McKay coyle McCarthy and the likes God I'm giving myself the fear even typing this so I for one will just enjoy having Brendan whilst he's here I think no matter who we would appoint after Brendan leaves would be enough to still dominate domestically do I'd be hoping for someone with a bit of experience of teaching the latter stages of Europe.

06 Feb 2019 01:09:38
Reaching not teaching.

06 Feb 2019 06:05:54
By the time Brendan leaves celtic all these guys will be to old.

05 Feb 2019 22:40:51
Ed i always though him Duffy should have been ronnies number 2.

06 Feb 2019 13:22:08
Can you imagine the drama the spy gate would cause if we had Bielsa in charge. Great manager mind you would do wonders in our league. Rafa would galvanise us in Europe. Agree although Clarke is doing a great job with average players but agree we should be looking at a similar stature of manager to Rodgers when he leaves.



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