Scottish Premiership: Bertie Auld says Celtic should take time over manager hunt
Celtic legend Bertie Auld says the club should be in no hurry to find a replacement for Neil Lennon.
Last Updated: 23/05/14 1:44pm
Press reports have linked former Parkhead idol Henrik Larsson with the post while David Moyes, Malky Mackay and Jackie McNamara have all attracted support in the betting market.
But Auld, a member of the famous Lisbon Lions, the first British team to win the European Cup in 1967, insists Celtic should take their time to get the right man for 'this special club'.
Speaking before flying out to this year's Champions League final in Lisbon, where the surviving members of the Lions will be guests of honour, 76-year-old Bertie said: "Neil will be very hard to replace.
"I know it will take time for him to return to the game but he will come back because he has a passion and a love for it.
"But not yet. I just don't think anyone could manage any team so soon after Celtic, because that is a very special club.
"Henrik? I don't think he is ready. But I think Jackie McNamara will be in time to come, although not just yet. He has done a magnificent job at Dundee United and is very positive.
"Davie Moyes? I think it's too early. We should let him lick his wounds a bit. He is a good manager but I would look into it in depth and take my time doing it because Celtic is a very special club."
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