Jim White has suggested that ex-Everton and current Belgium boss Roberto Martinez is in the mix for the Celtic job.

The Spaniard has been in charge of the Red Devils now for five years after joining from the Toffees in 2016.

Martinez, 47, works with Hoops hero Shaun Maloney on the international scene but could be looking to get back into club football, with Celts reportedly keen to at the very least talk with him over the position after Neil Lennon's resignation.

White took to social media to reveal three names on the candidates list for the now vacant role, saying: "So Neil Lennon parts company with @CelticFC - Clarke, Benitez, Martinez three names in the frame."

It comes as John Kennedy - the man put in interim charge - has been backed into favourite with the bookies to stay in the job permanently. As White says, Rafa Benitez has also been linked with the post as has Frank Lampard, most recently with Chelsea, and ex-Bournemouth head coach Eddie Howe.

We told how Celts are looking to radically overhaul their football operations and could look to Juventus scout Matteo Tognozzi as potential director of football. Ex-Huddersfield man David Webb has also been linked with the job.

Dominic McKay, the new chief executive at Parkhead, will start his role in the summer with outgoing Peter Lawwell due to retire.