BRENDAN RODGERS has confirmed Damien Duff will be a part of Celtic’s developmental coaching staff after reports this week claimed the former Chelsea man was ready to put pen to paper for his boyhood heroes.

The Celtic manager didn’t want to divulge too much information at this point but when asked about Duff coming to Celtic he commented it would be January before an official announcement would be made.

 “It will be the beginning of the year,” Rodgers stated as cited on HITC.

Duff has just got into coaching after retiring as a player. The former midfielder is a massive Celtic fan and commented a few weeks back he would swim across to Scotland to sign for the club.

Rodgers is a big proponent of bringing young coaches into his setup with Shaun Maloney being a prime example of that.

The former Celtic player was brought in as soon as he retired from the game to take up a coaching role with the developmental side. Shaun did so well he was picked up by Roberto Martinez and sounded out for a permanent role in the Belgium International set up.

This is the reason why Duff has been afforded the opportunity to come in and develop as a coach as he helps the younger bhoys with his own experiences in the game.



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