City Group coach ‘linked’ to Celtic spotted in Glasgow

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Des Buckingham was spotted in Glasgow

As rumours about who could take up the reigns at Celtic continue to circulate, Mumbai City manager Des Buckingham has joined the list of contenders after being spotted at Glasgow Airport.

Mumbai City are part of the City Football Group who have had close links with the Hoops in recent years. The appointment of Ange Postecoglou can be traced back to this relationship, with the Australian being recommended to the club by Peter Lawwell’s son Mark who was Head of CFG Scouting and Recruitment before joining Celtic last summer.

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Manchester City assistant coach Enzo Maresca has been heavily linked with the job at Parkhead in recent days after the departure of boss Ange Postecoglou to English Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur. With rumours circulating that coaches John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan may also being heading to London, Buckingham could potentially be in Glasgow for an interview about a role at Celtic Park.

Buckingham recently led Mumbai City to their second league title with a record-setting points and goals tally having moved to the club from A-league side Melbourne City where he also enjoyed success during his limited time there. The 38-year-old’s stock is rising, having coached in four countries. It’s also interesting to note that Buckingham’s agency is CAA Base Ltd whose Head of Football, registered intermediary Frank Trimboli handled Postecoglou’s move to Spurs and has had dealings with Celtic in the past.

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