Jack Hendry has been linked with moves to Celtic and Rangers, but O'Dea is hoping he'll snub Parkhead and Ibrox.
Darren O'Dea played for Celtic for almost six years after leaving in August 2012.
One-time Celtic starlet Darren O'Dea succeeded Torsten Frings at Toronto FC and worked under Nicholas Anelka at Mumbai City.
The Irishman was brilliant in the 2-0 triumph at Dens Park.
Darren O'Dea has praised Celtic left back Kieran Tierney.
Ronny Deila's Celtic side are due to meet Mark Warburton's Rangers in the Scottish Cup semi-final.
Southampton signed Virgil van Dijk from Celtic in the summer.
Celtic host Dundee in the Scottish Premiership this evening.
Leeds United were hammered 4-0 by Brighton and Hove Albion this evening.
The defender was not keen on Colin Kazim-Richards when they met on holiday.