David Moyes rejects claims he is in line for the Celtic job

Paul Macdonald
Paul Macdonald Updated: 20 May 2021 12:26 CEST 2 min read
David Moyes rejects claims he is in line for the Celtic job

West Ham manager David Moyes has dismissed links claiming he is in line to replace the departed Neil Lennon in the Celtic hot seat.

Lennon resigned as the Hoops manager on Wednesday after seeing his side fall to a disappointing 1-0 defeat at Ross County, a result which left the reigning Scottish champions 18 points adrift of their bitter rivals Rangers.

The Parkhead outfit were hoping to make history this season by winning 10 league titles in a row, but it’s been a disastrous campaign for everyone involved with the club.

John Kennedy, Lennon’s former assistant, has been placed in interim charge until the end of the season, and Moyes has been linked with the job on a permanent basis when the club’s hierarchy makes a decision in the summer.

However, the Hammers boss has been quick to declare his dedication to the Premier League side in a recent press conference.

“I have no intention of going anywhere I have spoken to David Sullivan, but I don’t want anything to get in the way of what we are doing right now,” he told the media on Friday.

“I am really happy here, there have been great improvements here at West Ham, and hopefully, we can continue this improvement here.”

West Ham’s sensational season under Moyes

Moyes has proved many people wrong this season by performing a minor miracle at the London Stadium. The east Londoners are currently sitting in fourth position in the top-flight standings, two points above Chelsea, five above Liverpool, nine above Tottenham and 11 above Arsenal.

Their lofty status has the West Ham faithful dreaming of Champions League football next season for the first time in their history. It’s an exciting time to be a Hammers fan, and Moyes has played a pivotal part in that after struggling to rekindle his career following a failed stint at Manchester United eight years ago.

The Scotsman may be a natural choice for Celtic in their quest to re-establish domestic dominance, but it’s hard to imagine Moyes leaving the capital club any time soon.