He may have only just left Celtic to take on a full time coaching role with Belgium but the former midfielder now looks like he’s in line for a shock promotion just two months into his new job.
Shaun started his coaching career in Celtic’s developmental system, the same way he started his playing career.
It was a surprise and one of the strangest stories of the day when the former Scottish international revealed he would be taking up a post in the Belgium international squad but a great move for him at the same time.
He has been involved in this week’s international break with the rest of the Belgium squad – working with the likes of Eden Hazard, Romelu Lukaku and former Celtic Pal Dedryck Boyata.
Roberto Martinz was the man to give Maloney the job, both are close from their time at Wigan where the Spaniard signed the little attacker.
In light of Thierry Henry moving to Monaco, it now looks as if Martinez is about to shuffle his coaching team with Maloney coming in as his right-hand man.
In a matter of months, going from Cappielow to being the assistant manager of the third-placed World Cup side is some feat.