Aston Villa midfielder John McGinn has disclosed that he's not surprise that Scotland national team boss Steve Clarke is one of the names being linked with the managerial job at Scottish Premiership giants Celtic. The Villa player spoke to Go Radio Football Show about Steve Clarke and the Celtic managerial job. According to him, he's not surprised that the ex-West Brom boss is one of the managers being touted as the next permanent manager at Celtic and that he expects him to stay on in his role as the Scotland national team manager. Clarke has seen his managerial profile rise after he led Scotland to a first major tournament in over three decades. Scotland will be at the 2020 European Championships this summer after they sealed qualification last year under the guidance of the aforementioned Clarke. He was able to mastermind a first major tournament for Scotland since the 1998 FIFA World Cup tournament in France.
Scottish champions Celtic are close to losing their league title to arch rivals Rangers after the shock defeat at the hands of Ross County at the weekend. Ross County shocked Celtic at home to hand the Scottish Premiership champions their fourth loss of the season. Celtic dominated the duel with Ross County in what was one of the Matchday33 games played on Sunday but they could not break down their opponents. Jordan White would go on to punish Celtic with the only goal of the game in the second half. Jordan White scored on 71 minutes to hand lowly Ross County. After the defeat, Celtic are now 18 points adrift of league leaders and arch rivals Rangers.
Scottish Premiership title holders Celtic are reportedly interested in a move for Southampton player Mohamed Elyounoussi. According to Football Insider, Celtic have made the Norwegian international attacker one of their transfer priorities for the summer and that Southampton are keen to also do a deal for the player that has not featured for the Saints for almost two years.
The 26-year-old represented Southampton for the last time till date in April 2019 as he has spent the last two seasons on loan at Celtic. In a bid to get a deal done for the player, Premier League outfit Southampton are said to be ready to lower their asking price for the player. It is almost certain that the Saints won't recoup all of the £16m spent on the player in 2018.
Premier League team Burnley have not been able to lure a Celtic defender away from the club. The Clarets want to bolster their squad with a new centre back and they have identified a Celtic player as the man for the job. The exclusive report from 90min disclosed that Burnley want to sign Celtic defender Jack Hendry, who has been out on loan in Belgium.
Jack Hendry is on loan at Belgian club KV Oostende from Scottish Premiership champions Celtic. It was revealed that Burnley failed with a bid for the player who made his debut for Oostende in September shortly after joining the club on loan. His debut came during the league game with Mechelen and he went on to find the back of the net during the game. Since then, Jack Hendry has been a regular for his Belgian team till date.
English Championship side Stoke City are reportedly very close to winning the race to sign long-term Celtic target Alfie Doughty. Glasgow Evening Times reported earlier in the week that even though both Scottish teams Rangers and Celtic offered the player a pre-contract agreement, the 21-year-old has instead opted to move to England as he sees Stoke City as a better option currently.
According to the report, a figure thought to be in the region of £650,000 is what Stoke City have offered for the former Charlton Athletic player, and that the deal is expected to go through anytime soon.
Celtic have won their last five games in all competitions ahead of their league game with Dundee United on Wednesday evening. The Scottish champions play hosts to Dundee United in a matchday 21 clash at Celtic Park with the target of extending their recent winning run with victory in that game. Celtic have played second fiddle to arch rivals Rangers in the league and they can't afford to make more mistakes if they want to retain the league title that they have won in the last nine seasons.
Celtic are chasing an unprecedented tenth league title in a row this term but they have to make up 16 points on Old Firm rivals Rangers on the Scottish Premiership table though they have three games in hand.
Celtic defender Hatem AbdElhamed could return to his native Israel when the transfer window reopens in January as he's said to be homesick. The Israeli right-back is on his own in Scotland after his family left him to return to Israel. His potential exit is dependent on whether the Scottish Premiership champions are able to sign a replacement for him on the right side of their defence.
Hatem AbdElhamed is just 18 months into his four-year contract at the club. His Celtic contract will expire at the end of the 2022/23 season as a result of the deal he signed upon joining them from Israeli club HapoelBe'erSheva. Celtic paid £1.6m to sign the 29-year-old defender last summer. The eight-cap Israeli international has been in and out of the Celtic team under manager Neil Lennon this season.Elhamed has been sharing right-back duties with JeremieFrimpong this season.
Celtic fans will have to part with some money if they want to watch their beloved team face Hibernian on pay-per-view (PPV) in what's their next game in the Scottish Premier League. The week 15 clash between hosts Hibernian and defending champions Celtic is scheduled to take place at Easter Road on Saturday, November 21, 2020. It is the first match in the Scottish top flight after the November international break.
Earlier on Thursday, Hibs confirmed on their PPV website that fans will have to pay £15 for the game with Europa League campaigners Celtic. This is the third time that Celtic fans will have to pay to watch their team away from home. They had earlier being charged for the away games at St. Mirren and Ross County.Celtic won both matches and Neil Lennon's men would be targeting a hattrick of wins against Hibs.
Celtic club manager Neil Lennon has said that they are trying to convince Odsonne Edouard to stay at Celtic. The player has been linked with a move to Arsenal in the upcoming transfer window. Lennon has praised him to be the top-class striker in football. In the 2019–2020 season he has played in 27 games by scoring 22 goals.
With his performance, they were able to win the ninth title in the Scottish Premiership. The season was called off due to the spread of coronavirus and the title was awarded on a point basis. Edouard was awarded the golden boot in this season.
As per the reports of Sky Sports, Scottish club Celtic have shown interest on the West Ham player Albian Ajeti. They are ready to sign the player for £5 million and the reports suggest that the player will be signing a temporary deal with the club. The player will be undergoing a medical examination for the Scottish club this week.