Celtic have made an official approach for Swansea City manager Roberto Martinez.
Swansea confirmed that the Scottish outfit have asked to speak to Martinez about becoming Gordon Strachan’s successor at Celtic Park.
“I had a call off their chief executive [Peter Lawwell] making me aware that they’d like to talk to Roberto,” Swansea chairman Huw Jenkins told BBC Sport Wales.
“Like I’ve always done I refused that until I’ve spoken to Roberto myself and talked things through.”
Martinez, one of British football’s youngest managers at 35, has impressed observers with the job he has done since taking over at Swansea in 2007.
Promotion from League One was followed last season by eighth-place finish in their first year back at Championship level.
Martinez is on holiday in Ibiza at the moment but Jenkins expects him to be back at the Liberty Stadium later this week.
“I’ll probably speak to him [Martinez] between now and Wednesday but later on in the week he’ll be back home to run through his thoughts with me,” Jenkins added.
“First and foremost it’s about his position here and how we see that, and we’ll consider all that first before any sort of what else he may do.
“I think you’ve got to respect… what type of club Celtic are and what opportunities exist – perhaps not in the [Scottish Premier] League but certainly in the Champions League – and the size of the club.
“Naturally I suppose that interest would require anybody to sit and consider their position.
“It’s basically up to him how he sees it, I think there’s certainly no possibility in us forcing any issue.
“Roberto has got to consider his future and where his commitment lies.”