Former Celtic hero Massimo Donati has revealed it is his ‘dream’ to manage the Hoops.
The 39-year-old spent two years at Parkhead after joining from AC Milan back in 2007, making 47 appearances for the Hoops.
The midfielder’s most famous strike in green and white came in the Champions League against Shakhtar Donetsk just a few months after making the move to Glasgow.
Talking exclusively to Tribalfootball.com, Donati addressed his managerial plans, ending with an 11-word admission that could be of interest to several Hoops supporters.
“I have big plans as a manager in the future, I am just waiting for the right opportunity and I can’t wait for it to arrive.
“I have had many good coaches in my career and I have always tried to ‘steal’ something from each of them to be ready when my time comes.
“Celtic is really a great club, not even I was aware of its greatness until I found myself living it every day.
“From the point of view of the organisation (and not only that) it is very similar to Milan.
“My dream/goal is to become manager of Celtic one day.”
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Donati, who has a Celtic tattoo over his heart, clearly has plenty of love for the club and big plans for management.
Possibly one day in the future, he could lead the Hoops after a successful stint elsewhere, however, taking the vacant Hoops job right now shouldn’t be in his, or the club’s thoughts.
Neil Lennon’s long-term successor has a big challenge ahead, with a summer rebuild in the pipeline. An experienced coach with fresh ideas appears to be what is needed at Parkhead, not a former player who has never had a senior managerial role.
In other news: Celtic have been handed a potential director of football boost thanks to Manchester United, find out more here.
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