The overwhelming favourite for the job. Very highly thought of following his work at A.F.C. Bournemouth.
Progressive and in the mould of Brendan Rodgers. However, his spell at Burnley would be the big worry.
A manager who has shown at both Watford and Everton that he can make a big impact initially in a new job.
The one big worry would be his record over the longer term. Sacked by both Watford and Everton showcased him as not being the most adept at handling things when the going gets tough.
A manager who has managed in the Premier League for almost two decades. He was sublime at Blackburn however other jobs since have been a mixed bag.
Some may argue that he’s past his best but with a proven track record as a player and as a manager at Premier League level he could be a steady appointment.
Third favourite for the job. He’s been there and done it before but does he fancy putting his legacy on the line to try and secure 10 in a row.
His son Gavin is on the coaching staff so could we see Gordon join son Gavin at the club? Stranger things have happened.
Martin O’Neill and Roy Keane
Dermot Desmond was instrumental in bringing both men to the Republic of Ireland national team. In a time when he needs an impact could he go back to both men to try and turn around Celtic’s fortunes?
Would Martin O’Neill want to put his legacy on the line? Would Roy Keane go back in as an assist or would he want the job on his own? Both potential stumbling blocks.