Date: 12th March 2021 at 11:20am
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Dean Jones has been speaking on the latest episode of Touchline Talk and he has commented on the latest in Celtic’s hunt for a new manager.

Since Neil Lennon parted ways with the club a few weeks ago, John Kennedy has been in temporary charge of the side as they look for a new permanent boss.

Celtic have failed in their attempt to make it 10 consecutive Scottish Premiership titles as their draw with Dundee United on Sunday confirmed their Old Firm rivals as champions.

Speaking on the topic, Jones had this to say about one candidate who has been linked with the job.

He said: “There’s been a little bit of talk about David Moyes – I think it’s possible that he’s been sounded out by a third party just to see what he’s thinking right now.

“Obviously, his contract at West Ham is running down and I think he probably will sign a new contract at West Ham, but it wouldn’t surprise me even if the leaks have come from that end of things, because he wants to make sure that he gets what he wants at West Ham. He’s done such a good job, he should pretty much get to decide what happens from here.

“They should give him a couple more years and look to build on this, because it’s not very often that West Ham have had this kind of stability and such a strong position to build on. I’d be amazed if they didn’t assign David Moyes to a new contract, but I can definitely see why Celtic will be looking at that situation.

Would Moyes leave West Ham for Celtic?

Yes

Yes

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No

Moyes has had a terrific season with the Hammers who currently sit in the mix of a battle for for next season. Moyes’ men lie in fifth place and just two points behind fourth-placed Chelsea but with a game in hand on their rivals (via Premier League).

TIF Thoughts on Jones’ comments…

West Ham are in a fantastic place at the moment in the Premier League and speculation around Moyes is beginning to ramp up, however, it seems the manager does not want the speculation of a new contract to derail his side’s ambitions to qualify for a place in Europe next season.

It would certainly be a surprising move given how well West Ham are going.