CELTIC B coach Darren O’Dea has ruled himself out for the managerial position at Inverness, opting to continue his coaching duties at Parkhead.
Inverness Caley Thistle had received permission to engage in discussions with O’Dea regarding the role.
O’Dea contemplated the opportunity but ultimately resolved to stay with Celtic. He did not participate in any discussions with the Scottish Championship club, even though a meeting was planned within the forthcoming 24 hours.
A source close to O’Dea conveyed to RecordSport, “Darren was flattered by the approach but it isn’t something he is interested in at this point and has taken himself out of the running.”
Inverness is in the midst of interviewing candidates to find a replacement for Billy Dodds, who was relieved of his duties recently.
Jamie McAllister, former assistant manager at Hibs and Sunderland, is among the potential candidates being considered for the role. Additionally, Morton manager Dougie Imrie, who has a favourable reputation at his previous club in the Highlands, is also being regarded as a suitable candidate.
As Inverness continue their search for a replacement in the dugout, Darren O’Dea will be continuing at Celtic.