Celtic pundit Amy Camavan has recently discussed the sole reason why Roberto Martinez could end up managing the Hoops in the future.
Camavan made an appearance on the latest episode of the Celtic State of Mind podcast and the panel discussed a lot of issues involving the Bhoys following Neil Lennon’s Parkhead exit. The panel talked about potential replacements for Lennon and Camavan talked about Martinez. She believes that the Shaun Maloney connection could be the only reason why Martinez ends up managing the Bhoys.
Martinez is currently the manager of the Belgian national team and Maloney currently happens to be his assistant for the Red Devils. Martinez’s points per match tally for Belgium is highly impressive and stands at 2.49. Apart from being their manager, he also happens to be Belgium’s technical director (as per Transfermarkt).
Should Celtic move for Roberto Martinez?
Camavan believes that the idea of Celtic hiring Martinez is a bit of a stretch but the Maloney connection can convince the Spaniard.
She said (22:18): “I think Roberto Martinez is a little bit of a stretch and the only way it is going to happen is the Maloney connection. Shaun Maloney is still spending a lot of time over here, you see him doing a lot of punditry and he’s absolutely outstanding at that. Through his punditry, you’re seeing him as a coach. You’re seeing the coach Maloney come through.
“He’s really good at breaking things down and explaining things, maybe in layman terms but it’s just basic. To be honest, that’s more than anything what Celtic need right now. So I would be looking for Howe or Martinez.”
TIF Thoughts on Roberto Martinez…
While that might show his capabilities as a manager, the Spaniard also took Belgium to the World Cup semi-finals in 2018. He is known to be a manager who relies on passing, keeping possession and being on the front foot.
His accolades and profile make him a very good candidate for the Celtic vacant post and if the chance arrives, the Hoops should try appointing him.