LEO MAZIS has only been at Celtic for a few weeks officially but he’s already attracting attention from first team coaches.
The young Australian who wants to follow in the footsteps of Tom Rogic has been settling in nicely to life in Glasgow thanks to his countryman.
Leo’s Dad Peter spoke to the Brisbane Times about his recent visit to Glasgow to see the club and his bhoy and was blown away by the setup.
Everyone in the Academy is delighted at the completion of the signing of 17year old Leo from Belconnen United, Canberra, Australia.
Midfielder Leo hopes to follow in the footsteps of former Belconnen player, Tom Rogic. 🍀 pic.twitter.com/zzD34MURZC
— Celtic FC Academy (@CelticFCAcademy) February 20, 2018
“It was unbelievable, Brendan went out of his way to come and meet me and told me he was impressed with Leo,” Peter said.
“Even the CEO Peter Lawwell came and said hello and reinforced the fact they were looking after him.
“I went out to lunch with his coaches, sat in the VIP player’s lounge for the games, it was just brilliant.”
Talking about Tom Rogic, Leo’s Dad actually seen Tom come up in the junior system back in Oz and is happy to see the Scottish Cup winner take Leo under his wing.
“I used to coach the ACT junior teams and I knew his old man a bit. I was at the club [Celtic] and there was a knock at the door and Tommy walked in to say hello. He said he was there for Leo and that he knows what it’s like for young Aussie kids coming over and how hard it can be on the parents as well.
“They get on the playstation against each other and text each other, Tom is a really good guy and to see him looking after Leo like that is great.”
“The whole setup is incredible and the focus and drive of the players is there to see, it’s an environment Leo is going to thrive in and that fills me with confidence.