PFA Manager of the year Stevie Clarke admitted he had a bit of a laugh when he heard the rumours surrounding Jose Mourinho to Celtic at the weekend.
Clarke knows the Portuguese manager very well from their time at Chelsea together back during Mourinho’s first spell at the club.
The Kille manager did admit Jose was ‘amazed’ by the Celtic support when his Porto side took on Martin O’Neill’s Celtic in the UEFA Cup final and he always has positive things to say about Scottish Football.
However, Clarke was quick to put the rumour to bed, suggesting Jose has his eyes set on a big European League after being sacked by Manchester Utd.
“I’m not sure Jose would come to Scotland.” Clarke told SunSport.
“I know he was very impressed and spoke a lot about the Celtic supporters when he was with Porto and they played Porto in Seville.
“He was amazed at the support that Celtic had.
“He always speaks well of the big Scottish clubs and how big Celtic and Rangers are.
“But I think he would probably be looking to go to a more high-profile European league.”
Celtic are still on the lookout for their new full time manager with nothing being left off the table. Fans are eagerly awaiting news on who will be the man tasked with delivering ten-in-a-row. Neil Lennon wants the job but does Dermott Desmond or Peter Lawwell have anything else up their sleeve?