Celtic captain Callum McGregor insisted he wants to lead the club back to instant success after signing a new long-term deal with the Hoops.

The academy graduate agreed to a contract that will see him remain at the club until at least 2026.

Speaking to STV, McGregor is looking to take the side back to where it belongs as he eyes the possibility of automatic qualification to the Champions League for the Scottish Premiership Champions this campaign.

“I love playing for this club,” he said. “It’s been my whole life, and I enjoy my football here.

“I’ve had some good discussions with the board in terms of where we see the club going, and they were very, very positive. The negotiations were very quick.

“I want to keep us in a successful period. It’s been great for the club so far. We hit a stumbling block last season, but I believe the foundations are here for the club to be successful for many years.

“Scottish football is in a good place as well in terms of European places, the coefficient is good, and the national team is doing well as well.

“It’s our job to keep pushing the standards in Scottish football and getting us on to that European stage.

“You get to the scenario where if you win the league, you go straight back into the Champions League.

“That’s a huge incentive for clubs in Scotland, it’s a huge incentive for ourselves, and we have to make sure we are putting ourselves in the best possible place to be there come the end of the season.

“It’s an exciting time for Scottish football and Celtic. I want to be part of that; I want to head it and give my best and try to make this club successful.”

The 27-year old has, of course, had his fair share of success during his time at the club, playing his part in the run to lift the Quadruple Treble.

So, now as Celtic captain for the foreseeable future, McGregor will be hungry to lift even more silverware and try to live up to some of the previous names to wear the armband for the Hoops.

Signing the long-term deal was a massive boost for everyone around the club. With the midfielders qualities and just coming into his peak age, he will be an important figure around the place for years to come.


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