CHRIS SUTTON told the BT Sports panel on Sunday he was ‘led to believe’ the offer made by Celtic to Jose Mourinho was legit and the club did make an offer.
This comes weeks after the former Porto and Real Madrid manager was linked with a move to Celtic Park.
Speaking on BT Sports and as cited by SunSport, Sutton seemed convinced the club had at least made the manager an offer.
He said: “Mourinho was heavily linked.
“I’m led to believe there was something in that, in terms of there being an offer.”
Sutton still has friends inside Celtic Park and he could be hearing from a good source. The Englishman did follow the revelation up with a more realistic outlook and wondered why Mourinho would be interested in coming to Scotland.
“Why would he take the Celtic job? I just don’t get it.
“I don’t know the exact terms, but there was an offer.”
Celtic will look to appoint a manager shortly after the Scottish Cup next week. The club knows time is of the essence with such a short off season.
Neil Lennon is still a leading candidate for the full-time role but right now it’s anybody’s guess who will be in the hot seat come July.
The man who comes in will certainly be tasked with winning ten in a row.