“No disrespect to John, I think Celtic is too big a club. Neil Lennon done it, but Neil was such a legend,” McAvennie told FFC. “He had that behind him, so the fans gave him time, but they won’t give John time because he’s not held in the same regard.
“I think he might be a good manager, but I don’t know him well enough to say what his persona is, but he has got to liven up. If you walked into a dressing room, I wouldn’t be inspired, I would want someone to come in and fire me up.
“I think he might be a good manager, but he’s seen off four managers. I would think it’s time to go away, do something different, manage a lower league team, like Hamilton, Dundee, Dundee United. You’re going to get time at other jobs, but you won’t get time at Celtic.”
Who would you prefer to get the Celtic job?
The Celtic job is one of huge magnitude and whoever comes in will be immediately tasked with turning around the tables at the top of the Scottish Premiership, a task that may prove beyond someone without a first-team manager role behind him.