Tony Mowbray parts company with Celtic
• Manager leaves after 4-0 thumping against St Mirren
• Celtic 10 points behind Rangers in SPL title race
Last night's shock 4-0 defeat to St Mirren proved too much for the Celtic board, who have watched their team fall 10 points behind Rangers in the Scottish Premier League; the Ibrox outfit also have two games in hand over their city rivals. Celtic have lost 13 competitive games this season and have hope of winning only one trophy, the Scottish Cup, despite such transfer additions as the £68,000-a-week Robbie Keane.
Mowbray's fate was sealed during a lunchtime meeting with Peter Lawwell, the Celtic chief executive, with lawyers also on hand to negotiate a settlement payment over his contract.
It is expected Celtic will explain the parting of the ways between them and the 46-year-old Mowbray as being "by mutual consent".
Neil Lennon, Celtic's first-team coach and former captain, is expected to take control of team affairs at least until the end of the season.
Norwich City's manager Paul Lambert and the out-of-work Mark Hughes have already been linked with the vacancy in Glasgow. Yet Lambert stated within the last month that he wants to remain within English football and Hughes may prove beyond the SPL side's budget.
I knew he wouldn't last tbh when he left West Brom.