Damien Duff on his way to Paradise after accepting Celtic coaching role
Damien Duff will return to the UK next month to fill the vacant coaching role with Celtic's reserve team. The former Ireland winger has spent the last two seasons as head coach of Shamrock Rovers' U-15s.
Following Shaun Maloney's departure as Celtic reserve team assistant manager in September, Duff was encouraged to apply for the vacancy by first-team manager Brendan Rodgers.
The pair are familiar with each other from the time Rodgers was working in the academy at Chelsea, where Duff won two Premier League titles.
It is understood the Dubliner was preferred over four other candidates and was at Parkhead on Thursday to watch Celtic's Europa League tie against Red Bull Salzburg.
Duff will take up the position with the club's second string on a full-time...
IN: GK - Scott Bain (Dundee: Out of Contract - Free)
ST - Odsonne Edouard (PSG - "the biggest transfer in Celtic’s history")
LB - Emilio Izaguirre (Al-Fayha: Out of Contract - Free)
DM - Youssouf Mulumbu (Free)
OUT: CB - Erik Sviatchenko (Undisclosed - FC Midtjylland)
LM - Patrick Roberts (Man City - Loan Expired)
AM - Charly 'we hardly knew ya' Musonda (Chelsea - Loan Terminated)
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ST - Nadir Ciftci (Released into the wild)
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LW - Calvin Miller (Dundee)
RETURNED: LW - Lewis Morgan
AM - Ryan Christie
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