Following Celtic parting ways with Neil Lennon on Tuesday night, a big part of the European media have spent the day giving the news and pointing out the potential replacements for him.

Now the latest updates come from Italy, where journalist Gianluigi Longari claims Dan Petrescu is one of the candidates for the Celtic job.

According to his report, the Romanian coach is on a ‘shortlist’ Celtic have in their hands. That’s all he says for now, with no details on the other names being considered.

Petrescu, who’s managed a long list of clubs, has just left his job at Turkish side Kayserispor, which lasted only just over a month, and is free in the market.

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The 53-year-old’s name shouldn’t sound strange for British football fans, since his career as a player included some time spent at the likes of Sheffield Wednesday, Chelsea, Brentford and Southampton.

His management experience has seen work in Romania, Poland, Russia, Qatar, China, United Arab Emirates and Turkey.

Meanwhile, other names being linked to Celtic by the British media are the likes of John Kennedy, Rafa Benitez, Frank Lampard, Steve Clarke and Eddie Howe.