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12:10  15 march  2019
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John O'Shea reveals that he was very close to joining Celtic

John O'Shea reveals that he was very close to joining Celtic Former Manchester United defender John O’Shea has revealed that he was very close to signing for Celtic prior to his move to the former Premier League champions. O’Shea is an ambassador for the European Under-17 Championships in May, which takes place in Ireland, and as reported by the Daily Record, the 37-year-old explained that he was about to join Celtic up until the point when he featured in the same youth tournament back in 1998. He said:

Manchester United FC goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has agreed a new one-year deal that will keep United are lying second in the English top flight and face Olympique Lyonnais in the first knockout round of the UEFA Champions League . All the latest news, ticket info and offers directly into your inbox!

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Van der Sar offers Celtic a Champions League boost © David Ramos/Getty Images Sport Real Madrid v Ajax - UEFA Champions League Round of 16: Second Leg

Celtic have been given a European backing from an unlikely source, as they start planning for next season’s campaign, the Daily Record reports.

Ajax chief executive and ex-Manchester United goalkeeper Edwin van der Sar has told UEFA to rethink their qualification process, with teams like Celtic and the Dutchman’s side currently struggling through the sheer number of games that need to be played.

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Celtic will be tasked with playing four qualifying rounds just to make the group stages. As a result, the Hoops see their domestic campaign start much earlier and it often has detrimental effects on the squad, especially in years where international football is played over the summer months.

Gutman admits he snubbed Rangers for Celtic

Gutman admits he snubbed Rangers for Celtic Celtic defender Andrew Gutman claims he rejected the chance to sign for rivals Rangers in the January transfer window. The 22-year old American signed for the Hoops on a free transfer in January, having been on trial ahead of a prospective move to Europe. Since signing, Gutman has been loaned back to the United States, joining Charlotte Independence in the NASL due to his inability to qualify for a work permit for the UK. Speaking to American Soccer Now, Gutman admitted that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard was also interested in signing him in the winter, after he also had a trial at Ibrox. Gutman said: “I went on trial also with Rangers and both clubs were interested in me.

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UEFA Champions League - Buffon's 50 clean sheets: Champions League 's top goalkeepers Van der Sar (Ajax 1995 and United 2008) is the only goalkeeper to have won the ECCC/UCL with Last updated: Thursday 14 February 2019. All the latest news, ticket info and offers directly into your inbox!

Ajax themselves have come through three rounds of qualifying matches this season and are now one of the stories of the season after knocking out current holders Real Madrid.

The former Dutch goalkeeper confirmed he has held talks with Celtic’s Peter Lawwell.

Congerton set for Celtic stay amid Leicester rumours

Congerton set for Celtic stay amid Leicester rumours Celtic’s head of recruitment Lee Congerton looks set to stay at the club, despite reported interest from Leicester City. As reported by Leicestershire Live, former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers poured cold water over the claims that Congerton could be following him to the Premier League. Having brought him into the club, there had been some suggestions that the head of recruitment could also be on his way out, following the likes of Kolo Toure in

Winning the FA Cup, Carling Cup, championship and Champions League . I would take that but two of them would be fine. The most important thing is to Oranje highlights Van der Sar 's energies will be committed solely to the Old Trafford cause after he retired from international football following UEFA

The UEFA Champions League (abbreviated as UCL) is an annual club football competition organised by the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and contested by top-division European clubs.

“I have been talking to Peter Lawwell for some time. The ECA is talking to Uefa, trying to make sure there is more participation and more possibilities for clubs from medium and smaller-sized countries, so we can develop and play football at this level.”

“Many of us are looking at a different way of how teams are set up and how the competition is set up. Maybe to look at theco-efficient of the club see at what the club has done in Europe,than only looking at the national co-efficient. And not just recent years.”

Boost for Celtic as Rogic returns to training

Boost for Celtic as Rogic returns to training Celtic have been handed a major boost with the news that Tom Rogic has returned to training ahead of the club’s title run-in. The Daily Record report that the Australian midfielder is edging closer to his Celtic return, having not featured since the Boxing Day clash against Aberdeen. A knee injury has kept Rogic sidelined and needing surgery, having also suffered a knock while away on international duty with his country. Rogic was among the

Edwin van der Sar . OON (Dutch pronunciation: [ˈɛtʋɪn vɑn dɛr ˈsɑr] (listen)) (born 29 October 1970) is a Dutch former professional footballer who played as a goalkeeper.

UEFA works to promote, protect and develop European football across its 55 member associations and organises some of the world’s most famous football competitions, including the UEFA Champions League , UEFA Women’s Champions League , the UEFA Europa League , UEFA EURO and many

Lustig gives Celtic a timely fitness boost ahead of Sunday.
Despite previous doubts about his fitness, Mikael Lustig could be ready to feature against Rangers on Sunday. As reported by the Daily Record, the Swedish defender allayed fears over his fitness after being named on the bench against Norway on Tuesday night. There had been some concerns about the player’s availability for Sunday’s derby after he was forced off through injury against Romania on Saturday. Thankfully for Celtic, it appears that his knock was not too serious, despite the fact he did not make it off the bench.

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