Fans of Celtic have been reacting to a post on Twitter, which relayed a report that suggested a candidate who could potentially replace Celtic manager, Neil Lennon.
Despite receiving backing from the club’s board, the Hoops manager is currently under pressure at Celtic and this has led to fans talking about who should succeed the Northern Irishman.
The 37-year-old, who is currently one of Roberto Martinez’s coaches with the Belgium national team, spent two spells at Celtic as a player, and the article by 67 Hail Hail called for the Hoops to ‘take an educated gamble’ on Maloney.
So, what did these Celtic fans think of the idea of Shaun Maloney taking over at Parkhead?
Exactly the type of manager we need.
He's young, gaining invaluable experience , has great ideas , is a great student of the game and is very well qualified.
Just might be a bit too soon.
— ROBERT DOWNEY (@bobodowney) December 8, 2020
I have a feeling he would win the 10
— Durty_rotter (@DurtyRotter) December 8, 2020
An excellent choice.
— David FJ Ferguson (@dafergal) December 8, 2020
Maloney, who has been described as ‘one of Celtic’s most exciting players during the 2000s’, has completed a Masters in coaching at the Johan Cruyff Institute, with the 37-year-old said to be inspired by Johan Cruyff’s Barcelona, the Lisbon Lions, Matt Busby’s Manchester United teams, Ajax and Pep Guardiola’s Barcelona.
Do you think Shaun Maloney would be a good choice for Celtic manager?
However, it would appear that, in stark contrast to the previous fans, others are less convinced that Maloney is the man to take over from Lennon.
Best pals with kennedy so part of problem will still be there
— Martin McGill (@MartinMcGill1) December 8, 2020
Only if martinez was boss
— The Joker (@Eddy22French) December 8, 2020
He’l need an enforcer.
— Viewfromoutside (@fotheringhamcp) December 8, 2020
All in all, it would appear that opinion amongst these Celtic fans is somewhat split as to whether or not they believe Maloney would be a good fit for the Bhoys, with some stating that he would be an excellent choice to replace Lennon, while others suggested they would prefer someone such as Martinez to take the job.