FORMER Rangers defender Kevin Muscat is not being lined up for a coaching job as part of Ange Postecoglou's Celtic backroom team, Herald Sport understands.

Sources in Australia had suggested that Muscat, who spent a single season at Ibrox back in 2002/03 and helped Alex McLeish's side to win a Treble, was set to return to Glasgow to take up a coaching post at Celtic.

The former Australian international has been a long-term associate of Postecoglou, and was his assistant manager at Melbourne Victory prior to Postecoglou taking on the job as head coach of the national side.

But reports that Muscat will join his friend at Celtic are believed to be wide of the mark.

Meanwhile, despite reports that Postecoglou had verbally agreed terms to become the new Celtic manager today, it is understood that hasn't happened just yet.

Talks between Celtic, Postecoglou and his current club Yokohama F Marinos are however still progressing well, with the club confident of a successful outcome this week.