Kris Commons has branded Celtic's handling of appointing a new Parkhead manager a "farce".

The Hoops looked set to appoint former Bournemouth boss Eddie Howe before talks broke down due to the Englishman being unable to bring his own backroom team to Glasgow.

Reports have emerged linking Ange Postecoglou, 55, with the Celtic job. He is currently with Japanese club Yokohama F Marinos, having guided them to a first J League title in 15 years two seasons ago.

But former Celtic attacker Commons insists appointing the Australian would be a huge risk for the club.

Writing in the Daily Mail, he said: "Celtic's hunt for a new manager has now descended into farce. It's been a truly disappointing end to a disastrous season.

"The club will claim they didn't put all their eggs in one basket with Howe - but that's certainly how it looks.

"I don't think anyone should be in a position to reject Celtic.

"Neil Lennon once told me that Dermot Desmond doesn't take kindly to people turning down the Parkhead job or not being fully committed to it.

"Celtic must have known that Howe wanted to bring in his own backroom staff.

"And how on earth has Eddie not spoken to those colleagues and told them Celtic are on board and that there is the chance to win titles, trophies and become legends?

"What has changed? It's a strange, strange situation."

Commons continued: "Now Plan B is the Australian Ange Postecoglou. I'd never even heard of the guy, I had to Google him.

"He's a complete unknown who has never done it at this level and who has never been in a dugout with the kind of pressure you face at Celtic.

"It's very risky when the pressure is next season, knowing Rangers are in a very strong position with a settled backroom staff and a core group of young, hungry players.

"In contrast, Celtic are now dancing around for a manager who a lot of supporters will be saying: 'who is this guy?'."