Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph has recently talked about the links involving Shaun Maloney’s potential return to Celtic.
The Daily Record has reported that Maloney has held initial talks with Celtic on a possible return to the club and the Scotsman is expected to play a role in the club’s rebuild for the campaign.
Joseph talked about Maloney’s potential return when he appeared on the Only As Good As Your Last Game podcast. The journalist stated that any move for Maloney isn’t close to happening right now and formal discussions haven’t taken place regarding that.
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The journalist also claimed that Maloney retains close ties with Celtic and there may have been discussions in the background, even though they wouldn’t have been formal.
He said: “We’ve been a bit cold on that in terms of our info. We don’t believe that that is close to happening or that is being discussed at the moment, but perhaps behind the scenes, there’s some discussions.
“Maloney is someone who’s again got close links to Celtic. So he’ll be on WhatsApp and texting people within the club if they want to speak to him. But certainly, no formal discussions have taken place with him at this stage.”
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Maloney has previously worked as a coach at Celtic, having also come through the club’s academy as a player.
It suggests that he might understand the demands of the club and the level of performances needed to perform. The club is heading towards a transition period this summer, with long-time skipper Scott Brown having left the club for Aberdeen on top of the departures of backroom members such as Peter Lawwell.
So to make sure that new manager Ange Postecoglou has someone beside him who knows the club well, having Maloney as part of his staff could be an important move.