West Ham United boss David Moyes has been linked with the vacant managerial role at Celtic.
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Speculation has been rife that Celtic have ‘sounded out’ West Ham boss Moyes to replace Neil Lennon this summer.
Moyes has automatically triggered an extension to his West Ham contract with the Hammers on course for their best season in 35 years.
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Regardless, the Scot was widely expected to be rewarded with an improved long-term West Ham deal at the end of the season.
Celtic have become the elephant in the room, though.
GiveMeSport has run an exclusive claiming Celtic have approached West Ham for their former player Moyes.
The Hammers boss has been described as ‘the natural fit’ to rebuild the Glaswegian giants (Daily Record).
West Ham legend and boyhood Hoops fan Trevor Sinclair has even been talking up Moyes for the Celtic job (talkSPORT).
Insider delivers verdict on whether West Ham should be worried about losing ‘tempted’ Moyes to Celtic
So should West Ham be worried about losing their manager to Celtic this summer?
When West Ham fans want answers they often turn to reliable club insider ExWHUemployee.
And speaking on The West Ham Way podcast (March 17th), Ex admitted Moyes could be ‘tempted’ but moved to reassure fans.
“Don’t think so,” ExWHUemployee said on The West Ham Way podcast when asked if there was any danger of Moyes leaving the Hammers for Celtic.
“I think he wants to stay at West Ham.
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“Celtic is obviously a massive club and it’s quite easy to go and be either Celtic or Rangers manager where you pretty much know that no matter what you do you’re going to be in the top two.
“I think he would be tempted but I don’t think he would go.”
If West Ham qualify for the Champions League – or indeed the Europa League – one would imagine interest from Celtic will be rendered irrelevant.
But should the Hammers fall short and Celtic make a concerted push to lure him to Parkhead, it could spark some interesting conversations.
So now it is over to West Ham co-owners David Sullivan and David Gold. They must make sure Moyes’s future is secured and that he feels the club can match his ambitions.