PSV are in town to play Rangers in a Champions League playoff match, while in Glasgow, the Dutch club has taken advantage of the trip by visiting the home of the Scottish Champions in the lead up to the game.

 The Scottish Daily Express revealed PSV hierarchy and corporate sponsors were all treated to a special day out at Celtic Park on Monday. Former Hoops and PSV striker Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink was on hand as a special tour guide for the PSV contingent as he gave a walk through Celtic Park and a history lesson.

Hesselink was a big star for both clubs during his playing days, to hear he was back at the stadium for this special visit is great to hear.

One of the guests on the day told Scottish Express Sport: “I don’t know if Rangers will like that we have gone to visit Celtic! It was a good trip and we learned a lot from Jan, who seems to know everything about Celtic. We had a very good meal there too and we were well looked after.”

Football – Celtic v Rangers – Clydesdale Bank Scottish Premier League – Celtic Park – 08/09 – 15/2/09
Celtic’s Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink in action against Rangers’ Madjid Bougherra (L)
Mandatory Credit: Action Images / Lee Smith

Celtic have already qualified for the Champions League, either PSV or Rangers will join them in the tournament depending on who comes out on top over the two legs.

The Scottish Champions at Celtic Park is a great tourist attraction and it’s little wonder PSV took the time to come along and have a look about the place.

I don’t see anyone rationally being upset by the visit. It’s not like we let PSV players borrow our training ground in an attempt to help them out ahead of their tie. I’m sure another club has done that before, can’t remember who though….

The Champions League draw is set for August 25th and anticipation is building ahead of Celtic’s reintroduction into the tournament.




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