All the latest news and views from Celtic Park, including Henrik Larsson’s decision to snub his former club and ex-Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur star Robbie Keane's reflections on his Bhoys experience…
Henrik Larsson on becoming Celtic manager
Henrik Larsson has revealed why he did not take up the opportunity to become the Celtic manager in the summer.
The former Sweden international striker was approached by the Scottish Premiership giants at the start of last season.
‘The owner of Celtic came here and the president too’, The Scotland Herald quotes him as saying. ‘I wanted to listen to Celtic. I think you should always listen.
‘But in the end, I decided to stay at Falkenberg. I did not feel ready for Celtic. Clearly it was difficult for me. Of course it was a tough decision, but it was all about timing’.
Robbie Keane on playing for Celtic
Former Leeds United and Tottenham Hotspur striker Robbie Keane has said that he is delighted to have played for Celtic.
The Republic of Ireland international featured on loan from Spurs for the Glasgow outfit in 2010.
‘Scoring goals when you are a striker, no matter where you are, you get that exciting feeling’, Videocelts.com quotes Keane as saying.
‘But certainly, growing up and watching Celtic and having the privilege to play here, and managing to score a few goals while I was here was extra special...
'Just walking out on to Celtic Park and putting on that green and white jersey, well, from start to finish the experience for me was great. I enjoyed every minute of it’.
Scott Brown on Scotland v Republic of Ireland
Celtic star Scott Brown has said that he is looking forward to wearing the captain’s armband tonight for Scotland against Ireland in a Euro 2016 qualifier at Celtic Park tonight.
‘To be perfectly honest it will be the proudest moment of my career’, The Evening Times quotes him as saying.
‘To captain my country and walk out to hear the national anthem being sung by 60,000 Tartan Army fans means a lot.
‘It's emotional to hear everyone singing their heart out and know it's for you to go out on the park and try to win for them’.