Former Hoops defender and assistant manager Johan Mjallby is keen on returning to Celtic in a coaching capacity, speaking to interview outlet Open Goal.
Neil Lennon is currently the favourite to be named as the permanent successor to Brendan Rodgers at Celtic Park, meaning speculation about a Mjallby return is inevitable given their close connections.
Mjallby of course served as assistant throughout Lennon’s successful first spell at the club.
After returning to Sweden to pursue a career there, the former fan favourite defender is keen to work abroad once again and is interested in a move to Lennoxtown.
Speaking to Open Goal, the 48-year-old said:
I would definitely not say no to a new adventure abroad. It doesn’t matter if it is as a manager or coach.
I am not interested in a gig in Sweden. It’s not I am talking down Swedish football. But I’ve lost a little bit of motivation being in Sweden for the last three years.
I’ve finished my pro licence so I have all my badges. I am just helping an amateur team right now which is good.
Asked directly about interest in a potential return to Celtic Park should Lennon be given the job, Mjallby simply said: “Oh most definitely yes.”
Fans have been pretty mixed on a potential permanent Lennon appointment, worried about recent poor performances despite the fact the team are unbeaten so far since his return.
Getting the band back together with a Mjallby return may be seen as a step backwards for many, but it can’t be denied the duo brought trophies to the club last time, kicking off our current run of successive league titles.
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