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Celtic fans react as Darren O’Dea is appointed Celtic under-18 boss

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Celtic fans react as Darren O’Dea is appointed Celtic under-18 boss

The club’s former centre-back has been appointed the under-18 boss at Celtic.

Celtic have appointed a new under-18s boss and he is certainly a familiar face to fans at Celtic Park. 

The club announced yesterday that former Republic of Ireland international Darren O’Dea will be taking over in the role. 

O’Dea is leaving his post at Motherwell to take up the position, with former team-mate Stephen McManus moving up to work with the under-23 team. 

O’Dea is, of course, Celtic alumni. 

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The 32-year-old joined Celtic in 2005 and went on to play 70 times for Celtic over a five year period before leaving for Toronto FC in search of regular first-team football. 

O’Dea retired from football after a short spell at East Kilbride this summer in order to focus on his coaching career. 

It is an appointment which has seemingly gone down well with Celtic supporters. There are now several former Celtic players in the coaching set-up at Parkhead. The likes of O’Dea and McManus are joined by John Kennedy as former Celtic players in the coaching set-up at the club.  

Seeing so many former players in the club structure is clearly pleasing some of the Celtic supporters, who took to Twitter to congratulate their former player.

 

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