Brendan Rodgers has emerged as odds-on favourite to take over at Celtic as the club step up their recruitment process.
The former Liverpool manager recently hinted at his potential interest in succeeding Ronny Deila and Celtic are believed to have followed up on that willingness to talk.
Reports now claim that Rodgers is the number one target.
However, it is understood that Celtic have a long list of candidates and they are going through the recruitment process methodically.
It is understood that former Watford and Cardiff manager Malky Mackay, a former Celtic player, was interviewed last week.
Former Celtic midfielder Roy Keane has also been heavily linked with a post which he turned down before Ronny Deila accepted the position two years ago.
Keane later described the offer as the “right job, wrong time” after feeling Celtic could have done more to make him feel wanted.