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  • Celtic appoint John Collins as assistant manager

    Celtic appoint John Collins as assistant manager

    By: Paul Cuddihy on 17 Jun, 2014 13:51

  • CELTIC Football Club today confirmed that Celtic Manager Ronny Deila has appointed former Celtic midfielder John Collins to the position of Assistant Manager.

    In an illustrious playing career, John made 229 appearances for Celtic from 1990 to 1996, also enjoying successful spells at Monaco, Everton, Fulham and Hibernian. John also collected 58 caps for Scotland and played in both the 1998 World Cup and Euro 1996 tournaments.  

    John has held managerial positions at Hibernian FC, winning the Scottish League Cup in 2007. He was also Manager of Charleroi in Belgium in 2008 and appointed Director of Football at Livingston FC in 2012.

    Celtic Manager Ronny Deila said: “I am delighted to appoint John to the position of Assistant Manager. I have had a number of meetings with John, I can see what the Club means to him and I can see the qualities that he will bring to Celtic. 

    "He is a first-class coach and has ideas on football which are very similar to mine so I am sure he will be a great addition to my team. 

    "He will start immediately and together we will now prepare for this first day of training next week. We have important matches in the near future so I am pleased that I have been able to secure him so quickly. Now we can get to work.”

    John Collins said: “It is a huge honour for me to return to Celtic, the Club which has always been such a major part of my life. 

    "I am grateful to Ronny for giving me this wonderful opportunity and I look forward to working closely with him and the players to ensure that we can continue to bring the good times to Celtic. 

    "I know what a great club Celtic is and I know exactly what the Club means to our fans. 

    "I will support the Manager in every way and I am sure that together with our players, the backroom staff and the fans, we can all play our part in bringing success to the Club.”

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