FORMER Rangers striker Kris Boyd has pooh-poohed the notion of Jose Mourinho pitching up at Parkhead - and the former Killie striker couldn't resist aiming a dig at the Hoops.

Mourinho, 58, is now out of work after being sacked by Spurs earlier this week, with bookies taking bets on the Portuguese being appointed as Neil Lennon's permanent successor at Celtic.

The former Manchester United, Inter Milan and Real Madrid boss has been linked with a move to Glasgow previously, with the Hoops believed to have made an enquiry into Mourinho's availability in 2016 before they eventually appointed Brendan Rodgers - who, coincidentally, is now believed to be a contender for the vacancy at Tottenham.

However, Boyd was poured cold water on the rumours linking Mourinho with a Celtic switch - arguing that RANGERS have a better chance of luring the self-styled Special One to Glasgow.

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Spotting an opportunity to stick the boot into his rivals, Boyd took a brief break from covering Rangers' 1-1 draw with St Johnstone for Sky Sports to weigh in on the speculation.

He said: “On the Jose Mourinho stuff, if Steven Gerrard was to leave Rangers he might want to come there because that’s a bigger club.

“But Celtic? Absolutely no chance.

“Let’s move on.”