Supporters of Celtic have recently reacted to the news that Damien Duff has left the Republic of Ireland’s coaching set-up.
On Friday, the Football Association of Ireland shared a post on their website which explained that Duff was stepping down from his role with the national team.
The 41-year-old former forward only took up the coaching position with Stephen Kenny’s Ireland in August of last year.
Speaking on his departure, he said: “I want to thank Stephen Kenny for the opportunity he gave me to coach with the senior Ireland team and I wish Stephen, Keith and the players all the very best of luck for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.”
This report was the relayed on Twitter by the FAIreland account on Friday night.
The tweet was picked up by Hoops-related page Celtic Gossip, which stated: ‘Time to come home to @CelticFC HH’. Which had lots of fans talking.
So, what did these Celtic fans have to say about the news regarding Damien Duff?
“Do you think big mick and Damien are going to get the gig”
“Get him to celtic aspa”
During his playing days, Duff had a relatively illustrious career, having played for Blackburn Rovers, Chelsea, Newcastle United, Fulham, Melbourne City and Shamrock Rovers (per Transfermarkt).
Would you like to see Damien Duff back at Celtic Park?
No, he's not that good
Yes, he's a good coach
“Maybe he’s getting Lenny job”
“I’d bring him back good tactician .”
The Irishman was involved with the Hoops in a coaching capacity in two different roles, having arrived at the club as the reserves’ assistant manager in January of last year.
In February, he was then promoted to the first team’s assistant manager role before leaving the club in June.
“I still think the reason he left celtic hasn’t changed so in that respect I can’t see it happening and believe me I would love to see him back as I like others think he is one reason for slump”
“Aye but don’t tell him he will be part of the playing squad”
As can be seen in these responses from Celtic fans, many of them were keen to see the former forward return to Parkhead following his departure from Ireland’s coaching set-up.