Celtic legend Martin O'Neill could make managerial return

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Martin O'Neill is an absolute Celtic icon. He spent five years managing the Hoops and during that period of time, he was able to win seven trophies. He is also the last manager who got the club close to European glory, reaching the UEFA Cup final where they lost to Jose Mourinho's legendary FC Porto side, who went on to win the Champions League the following year.

O'Neill would enjoy managerial success at other places than Celtic as well. He also managed Aston Villa, Nottingham Forest, Leicester City, Sunderland, the Republic of Ireland national team and more.

O'Neill is one of the best managers of his generation without a doubt. But at 72 years of age, most had thought his time in the dugout had come to an end. That might not be the case after all.

As reported by Fanatik, FC Rapid are looking for a coach and Dan Sucu wants O'Neill. The club have other options as well but seem to prefer the Northern Irish manager.

Celtic legend Martin O'Neill could make managerial return

Not many would expect O'Neill to make a return to management with a Romanian club at 72 years of age. But never say never in football.

Let's see how the situation plays out. FC Rapid are coming off of an underwhelming campaign and seem to be aiming for a top manager. O'Neill would certainly fit the bill.

On the other hand, the managerial situation at Celtic might not be as stable as many believe. Although they are in a decent position, it is still possible that the club could finish without a trophy. And if that turned out to be the case, serious questions will be raised about Brendan Rodgers' future at Parkhead. It is worth remembering that the Hoops won a treble just last season.