'False dawn merchant' - Simon Jordan claims ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss isn't cut out to manage Celtic

Former Crystal Palace owner Simon Jordan has claimed that Celtic would be making a mistake if they were to hire former Sheffield Wednesday boss Carlos Carvalhal as their new manager.

Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 3:12 pm
Updated Wednesday, 22nd May 2019, 4:41 pm
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Speaking to talkSPORT, the businessman gave his verdict on whether Carvalhal would be a good appointment for the Scottish Premiership giants, and said: “I like Carlos Carvalhal, but he's a false dawn merchant.

"Sheffield Wednesday got into the play-offs, certainly once on his watch, and they didn't get promoted.

He continued: “Swansea City, when he went in there, everyone said: ‘this is a revelation’ - they got relegated.

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“I'm not sure those are credentials for him to be put into a significant job. Celtic are a significant football club.”

Celtic are on course to win a third domestic treble on the trot, but are likely to part ways with manager Neil Lennon, who stepped in to take the reins following Brendan Rodgers’ move to Leicester City in February.

Carvalhal has been without a club for over a year, after he left Swansea City at the end of the 2017/8 campaign, having failed to save the Welsh side from Premier League relegation.

Concluding his scathing critique of the 53-year-old, Jordan contended: “I can't see why Celtic would take Carlos Carvalhal because I can't see what Carlos Carvalhal has done in recent times, in domestic football, in this country, to warrant a job like Celtic. I don't see it."

A number of high-profile managers have been linked with a move to Celtic Park, including former Chelsea boss Andre Villas Boas, and Newcastle United manager Rafael Benitez.