Wilson was recently in conversation with Sky Sports and he was talking about Neil Lennon’s replacements at Parkhead, now that the Hoops boss has left the club with immediate effect. Wilson talked about the possibility of Steve Clarke or Frank Lampard taking over at Parkhead.
Clarke is currently in-charge of the Scottish national team, who have qualified for Euro 2020 and it is their first qualification for a major tournament since 1998. Clarke has previously managed Kilmarnock, where he had a decent points per match tally of 1.77. He has also managed in the Premier League with West Bromwich Albion (as per Transfermarkt).
Would Steve Clarke be a good Neil Lennon replacement?
Wilson believes that Clarke is someone who can certainly come in and get his job done, but he sounded unsure about when he’d want to join the club.
He said (0:05): “I see Stevie Clarke as a front runner, he might be somebody who could come in and get the job done. Would he want it? With Scotland at this crucial period or would he do it after the summer? Who knows.”
TIF Thoughts on Steve Clarke…
Considering that he has managed Kilmarnock and West Bromwich Albion, Clarke certainly has the experience of managing at the top level. For the Scottish national team, he has a rather impressive points per match tally too – 1.75 (as per Transfermarkt).
He has the experience of managing at several levels at Chelsea too, which shows his abilities in the game. Clarke has previously stated that it would be ‘nice’ if Celtic ever give him a call to make him the club’s manager.
Those should be encouraging signs for the Bhoys and depending on when Clarke’s stint at Scotland ends, he would be a good choice for being the next Celtic manager.