Friday, 30th May, 2014

Celtic defender Charlie Mulgrew has stressed that the club's players want a new manager to be appointed at Celtic Park as quickly as possible.

Neil Lennon stood down as Celtic boss last week in search of a new challenge, having led the Bhoys to this season's Scottish Premiership title in comfortable fashion.

A number of candidates have been linked with succeeding Lennon, including current Ireland assistant boss Roy Keane, former Cardiff manager Malky Mackay and ex-Wigan boss Owen Coyle.

And Mulgrew has revealed the players believe a new manager must be appointed speedily.


"Of course, we want a manager as soon as possible because it gets us prepared for the Champions League qualifiers", he told the BBC.

"But I'm sure the club will take its time to get the right man.

"As long as it's a big character. I'm sure the club will look into it and find the right man for the job", the defender concluded.

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