Scotland boss Steve Clarke has been backed into the new favourite to become Celtic's next manager.

The head coach who helped guide Scots to Euro 2020 has moved into the overall frontrunner to replace Neil Lennon should the Hoops opt to relieve their manager of his services at the end of the season.

Oddschecker have Clarke, 57, as the top ranked option with five different bookies including Sky Bet and Paddy Power. He is as short odds as 5/2 and only as long as 3/1 with William Hill.

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Clarke joins the list of names including Rafa Benitez, Eddie Howe and Frank Lampard who have all been touted as potential replacements for Lennon. Though he is under contract with the SFA until summer 2022.

We told recently how bookies had Lennon as odds-on to leave the club BEFORE the end of the season while others had captain Scott Brown at even money to leave the club this summer in the wake of Peter Lawwell's decision to retire.

Dominic McKay will take over as chief executive in the summer and there have been rumours of a complete overhaul in football operations at Parkhead when the season concludes.