Hungarian experience over for McStay
News that Willie McStay has resigned from his post as manager of Ujpest Dozsa in Hungary is sure to create even further interest in who will become the next Celtic manager.
This information comes from Video Celts, a site that has had more than a few exclusives about Celtic.
Their full take on McStay’s resignation can be found here, so we’ll point you to that site as opposed to trying to rehash and revise their opinions.
We’ll be honest, we haven’t really kept tabs on how McStay has been doing in Hungary so we’ll leave the analysis to those that do.
The news has also been reported on the official Ujpest Dozsa website:
Official Ujpest site
Obviously, without any further information, it is a case of adding 2 + 2 in this situation but it may well be that 4 and not 5 is the right answer.
From the sounds of things, there have been reasons for McStay and his management team to resign, so it is not necessarily linked to the Celtic job, perhaps family reasons have played a factor or just a general unhappiness at the running of Ujpest.
Another reason that McStay may want to reposition himself back in Britain is to give himself a better chance of obtaining any position that may become available in the summer. The managerial merry-go-round is about to spin again and if McStay remained in Hungary, it may be a case of out of sight and out of mind.
It is inevitable though that McStay will be put back into the frame of the Celtic position as he has far more experience than Neil Lennon has under his belt, giving McStay an edge in at least one area.
It is also known that Willie McStay is well thought of within Celtic Park and there are few people who come from such a strong Celtic lineage as he does, so yes, his name will be in the frame.
McStay’s record in Ireland and of the Celtic reserve team means that he should be considered for the Celtic post, albeit as an outsider but it doesn’t seem likely that the majority of Celtic fans would be happy with the appointment.
However, as we pointed out last night, it would be better than David O’Leary.
Does anyone like David O’Leary?