Agent dismisses prospects of Europa League-winning manager joining Celtic
The agent of Andre Villas-Boas has indicated that the 41-year-old has no plans of returning to management with Celtic in the near future. The Hoops are currently under the guidance of interim boss Neil Lennon after the departure of Brendan Rodgers and they are expected to pursue another experienced head coach at the end of the season.
A recent report from the Scottish media suggested that Villas-Boas could be one of the high-profile managers in contention for the managerial vacancy this summer, but his representative Jean-Paul Lares has dismissed any hopes of that happening, he said: “André will not be working in Scotland in the foreseeable future and will not be available for comment.”
The Scottish champions have experienced another strong season on the domestic front and they appear on course for a treble. However, that may not necessarily assure Lennon of the permanent role and reports indicate that the club are looking into a high-profile replacement at the helm during the summer.
“The Glasgow giants have dominated the proceedings in the league over the past eight years“ but they have failed to replicate the same level of performance on the European scale which has brought about disappointment. Rodgers managed to bring the best out of the team over the past two-and-a-half seasons, but the “Northern Irishman eventually quit“ the club to pursue a bigger challenge at Leicester City.
The Foxes have been far off from competing for the Premier League since the historic feat three years ago, but they have made genuine improvement since Rodgers took charge. The east Midlands outfit have won four of the previous five league games under the guidance of their new manager, and they are offering a strong challenge for the seventh spot, which could yet guarantee them a place in the Europa League next term.