DAMIEN DUFF has confirmed reports he has been in talks with Celtic over a Lennoxtown coaching role.

The reports last night suggested Duff was thrashing out a deal with the club to take Shaun Maloney’s place after the former midfielder moved to the Belgium set up with former boss Roberto Martinez.

Duff sounds excited by the prospect of coaching for his bhoy hood club and already knows Brendan Rodgers well from their time at Chelsea together

“I spoke to them last week, I went over to the training ground. For me and most Irish men, it’s the biggest club in the world. There’s a role going there with the reserves and we’re still talking to them.” Duff said.

 

Duff, 39, is currently coaching Shamrock Rovers under 15 side but is looking to take a massive step up by becoming part of Celtic’s very professional Lennoxtown team.

The club put a lot of time, money and effort to developing young stars like James Forrest, Kieran Tierney and Callum McGregor. Anyone brought into oversee young Celtic stars development will have to be of the highest calibre.