Celtic will not hire Alex Neil to be their next permanent manager, according to Sun journalist Alan Nixon.
The reliable journalist ruled out the Hoops moving for the Preston boss via his personal Twitter account on Sunday when asked if the 37-year-old could return to Scottish football to take charge at Parkhead.
— Alan Nixon (@reluctantnicko) March 3, 2019
Neil started his managerial career at Hamilton in 2013 and has since managed Norwich in the Premier League and Championship.
He is currently in charge of Preston, who are 12th in England’s second-tier.
Neil has done a decent job wherever he has managed in his career. He won promotion with Hamilton in his first full season in charge of them and also led Norwich to the Premier League via winning the play-offs. Neil was relegated with Norwich after one season in the top-flight, but it was always going to be a tough job for him to keep the Canaries up. At Preston, the former Barnsley midfielder has done a solid job. They are punching above their weight at the moment in the Championship, but he is not doing enough to be considered a solid contender for the Celtic job. The Hoops need to hire someone with European experience to replace Rodgers. Celtic should cruise to 10 titles in a row, and maybe even one or two more trebles, but as seen under Rodgers, they struggle in Europe. Neil lacks that on his CV and should probably be avoided.