Celtic have today dismissed reports in Italy that they want Jose Mourinho to become their new manager. 

Sky Sports have reported on their website earlier today that 'The Special One' could 'restart the club' by taking a job in a 'minor league'.

Mourinho has previously said that Champions League is a prerequisite of any job he takes in future, with the ex-Real Madrid, Porto and Inter Milan boss having been out of a job since leaving Manchester United. 

Other stories in Italy on Sunday suggest that Mourinho was also offered a deal with Roma in Serie A. 

Earlier this week bookies were forced to slash the odds on Jose Mourinho becoming the next permanent Celtic manager, from 66/1 to 14/1.