Ally McCoist believes Brendan Rodgers would be a "brilliant" appointment for Celtic as the Scottish champions continue their hunt to replace Ange Postecoglou.

The Aussie departed Glasgow for Tottenham Hotspur last week and Rodgers has been installed as the bookies' favourite to replace him.

It is understood talks have taken place between Rodgers and the Celtic board and an offer is now said to be in the pipeline.

Rangers hero McCosit is a big fan of Rodgers as a manager and he feels his appointment would be positive for the Scottish game.

Speaking to talkSPORT, he said: "He'd be brilliant. I think Brendan is a great coach. The only thing I would say is there is a good section of the Celtic support who weren't happy when he left and they think the manner he left in wasn't acceptable.

"I would think that would come into Brendan Rodgers' thoughts, I don't care what anybody says, it would come into Brendan's thoughts. Listen, I heard Martin O'Neill talking, if Brendan went back there and they start winning games of football and start winning trophies. That is the most important thing."

McCoist also poked fun at Spurs hero Clive Allen who struggled with the pronunciation of the club's new manager Ange Postecoglou last week.

He joked: "You've got at least two more vowels and a consonant in there. It's Postecoglou, by the way. Last week we couldn't keep our faces straight, Clive had about eight goes at it. He's a right nice fella and we couldn't say to him. We got caught on the camera laughing."

Meanwhile, Alex McLeish stressed the need for Rangers “to get off to a flier” next season while Celtic reset following the departure of Ange Postecoglou.

The dominant Hoops claimed the domestic treble last season but are searching for a new boss after the former Australia manager left last week to join Tottenham.

Rangers manager Michael Beale is continuing the revamp of his squad with the recruitment of midfielder Kieran Dowell from Norwich, defender Dujon Sterling completing a move from Chelsea and goalkeeper Jack Butland joining after his release from Crystal Palace, with the promise of more to come.

McLeish, boss at Ibrox between 2001 and 2006, offered some advice to his former club, saying: “They have to make a great start.

“While Celtic may be with a new manager, new coaches, planning a strategy maybe not the same as Postecoglou’s, there could be a little bit of disruption and Rangers have to start extremely well.

“The big thing is recruitment.

“I am sure Michael has a good eye for players and if he has the right signings…they have to get off to a flier.

“I’m sure he has brought young and vibrant players in but when you come to a club like Rangers you’ve got to hit the ground running and that’s just the facts.”