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Pundit makes surprising Wayne Rooney Celtic claim, days after Derby County update

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Jason Cundy believes that Wayne Rooney could be the ideal candidate to succeed Neil Lennon at Celtic.

The Scottish champions have endured a disastrous season by their high standards, with the title race in Scotland almost over, as bitter rivals Rangers hold a 21-point lead at the top.

Therefore, it seems inevitable that Neil Lennon won’t be in charge of the Hoops for long. And, speaking on TalkSPORT, as quoted by Derbyshire Live, Cundy has suggested that the challenge of moving north of the border could appeal to the current interim boss.

It will be interesting to see who takes the Celtic job because I can’t see Lennon hanging on after this season. I just wonder who might be tempted up there, because what Steven Gerrard has done, Wayne Rooney for example.”

This comes days after it was reported that Rooney will land the Rams job on a permanent basis, once the club’s takeover by Sheikh Khaled finally goes through. Confirmation of that deal is expected to be announced any time this week.

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The verdict

Firstly, it’s a real surprise that Celtic haven’t sacked Lennon, but it does seem a matter of time before he departs.

However, you can’t see Rooney wanting to go, even if they are a huge club. He’s been given his breakthrough by Derby, and it’s working for him and the team right now.

So, he should get the job permanently soon, and his immediate target will be to get Derby away from the relegation zone before rebuilding in the summer.

Thoughts? Let us know in the comments below.


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