Former Irish international Damien Duff has admitted he is in discussions with Scottish side Glasgow Celtic in relation to joining their coaching set-up.
Duff is currently coaching the Shamrock Rovers U15 team but reports emerged in Scotland earlier today that he was linked to the vacant Celtic U20s role. The job has been available since September when former Celtic player, Shaun Maloney, left Parkhead to join Robert Martinez's Belgium backroom team.
Speaking to RTE, Duff admitted he had visited the club last week and was impressed with the training ground facilities.
"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."
Duff went on to cite family commitments, although he was hopeful that the move would transpire.
Obviously, I would swim over to work there. But the minute you have a beautiful young family, which I do. When there are kids involved it is obviously hard, an emotional thing to do. I'll just have to bribe them with getting a dog or something, I'm afraid of dogs so I'll have to rent two houses over there! It is an amazing club and hopefully, something will happen.
Damien Duff says talks with Glasgow Celtic are ongoing as he considers a coaching role with the Scottish giants pic.twitter.com/5mEUfzEp6f
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