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Damien Duff Takes Hugely Exciting Coaching Job With Celtic

Damien Duff Takes Hugely Exciting Coaching Job With Celtic

Damien Duff is set to leave for the UK next month to take a role with Scottish Premiership side Celtic coaching their reserve side.

The Former Republic of Ireland international has been working with Shamrock Rovers U15s for the past two years but has secured the job in Scotland. Per the Irish Independent, John Fallon reports that Duff fend off competition from four other contenders and was a guest of the club at Parkhead last Thursday for their Europa League tie.

The job has been available since September when former Celtic player, Shaun Maloney, left Parkhead to join Robert Martinez's Belgium backroom team.

Speaking on RTE Sport last month, Duff explained he would "swim there" if given the opportunity.

"For me and most Irishmen, it is one of biggest clubs in the world. There is a role going there with the reserves. We are still talking to them. Listen, what route am I going to do down after finishing football? That's all I know. I don't have a school education, anything. So that is all I know. I'm absolutely obsessed with football. Obsessed with learning and improving and that could be an amazing environment to do so."

One player Duff will now work closely with is former Arsenal academy player and Dubliner Armstrong Okoflex. The 16-year-old recently transferred to the club and is highly thought of with Brendan Rodgers crucial in convincing him to join. Okoflex has under-15 international soccer for both Ireland and England.

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The reserves were initially regarded as U20s but retitled last season under a revival scheme.

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Maurice Brosnan

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