Darren O’Dea made his return to Celtic this afternoon seven years after he left the club to become the under 18s manager in the youth setup.

The former Celtic youth product has come full circle and is now part of the setup which once took him from young man to first team Celtic player.

Upon retiring the Irishman took on a coaching roll at Motherwell this summer doing a similar job to what he will be tasked with at Celtic.

Obviously Darren was grateful for the opportunity Motherwell gave him but when Celtic come calling it’s hard to turn it down when you’re a Celtic fan.

The bhoys announced the deal with Darren telling his social media following he was honoured to return to the club.

His former employer Motherwell were less enthused and were petty as they announced O’Dea’s departure. They couldn’t even bring themselves to call Celtic by name and referred to the Scottish Champions as ‘another Scottish Premiership side’.

Pretty pathetic.

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