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O’Neill should be new Director of Football, according to former Scotland international

Scottish PremiershipCelticO'Neill should be new Director of Football, according to former Scotland international
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Former Celtic manager, Martin O’Neill, would be a great addition to the Celts as director of football, according to Alan Hutton.

Ange Postecoglou is working to get Celtic ready for the European campaign and the domestic season, as he admits there is not enough hours in the day for him currently.

When asked about a director of football, Ange said: “There are literally only 24 hours in the day and I’m spending them on the things I think will help us in the short term.

“There is a time and a place for those kind of discussions and that time is not now.”

“It would be interesting to see O’Neill,” Hutton said, to football insider.

“He’s obviously a very popular figure at Parkhead. As a manager, he did really good things while he was there.

“Now, at his age, it would be something that he feels he can now go in and do. He knows the club is in a bit of a dip at the moment and they’re going through a rebuild.

“He obviously feels with his experience through club football and international football that he can offer something. I think he could.

“He’s full of experience and would bring a calmness because he’s been in the hot seat himself so he understands the pressure that goes with it. He’d be able to help the manager if they wanted to bounce off each other. That could work well.

“I’ve always said that it’s important the manager and director of football get along. If they’re focusing in the same direction it’s only going to help the club.

“It would be interesting to see if it happened. I think it would be a good move.”

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