REPORTS were circulating on Sunday morning that Celtic could look to replace Neil Lennon with former Newcastle United and Liverpool manager Rafa Benitez - but former Ibrox ace Kris Boyd is having none of it.

The 60-year-old Spaniard, who is currently out of work after leaving Chinese outfit Dalian Professional, has been linked with a move to Parkhead with current boss Lennon under serious pressure in Glasgow's east end.

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Any move for Benitez would be an ambitious one - with Spanish football journalist Guillem Balague pouring cold water on the idea on Sunday morning - but Celtic do have precedent here, having succesfully lured Brendan Rodgers to the Premiership back in 2016.

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Boyd, however, can't see Benitez pitching up at Parkhead anytime soon - with the former Rangers and Killie striker joking that Spanish tennis star Rafa Nadal is more likely to take charge of a Scottish club than the ex-Real Madrid and Napoli manager.

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Posting on Instagram, Boyd shared a picture of Nadal with the caption: "More chance of seeing this Rafa in Scotland", adding a picture of Spanish comedian El Risitas, who has gone viral for laughing hysterically.