Former Celtic star Gary Caldwell has recently revealed how his Parkhead move came about.
He also spoke about how his Celtic transfer happened and how Gordon Strachan visited him in his apartment to convince him about a move.
Former centre-back Caldwell spent three and a half seasons at Celtic. He joined the club from Hibernian in 2006 before leaving to join Wigan Athletic in 2010.
Was Caldwell's time at Celtic a success?
The Scotsman said that the conversation with Strachan helped him connect right away and he had watched some of the club’s games as a youngster.
He described how the move came about, revealing: “Through my agent, really. He had contact from Celtic, then Gordon Strachan wanted to come to my house. From the January, I was a free agent to speak to other clubs because my contract was running out in the summer.
“He came to my house in Edinburgh, I had an apartment right in the middle of Edinburgh. He came one night and [he was] covered up so nobody could see him. He came in and spent an hour and a half in my house, just talking football and straight away, I had a connection with him.
“Celtic were a massive club, my mum’s side of the family were all big Celtic supporters, I had been to a lot of games as a kid. It was a big move for me and I was keen to do it.”
TIF Thoughts on Caldwell’s time at Celtic…
He won two Premiership titles at the club, also picking up one Scottish League Cup title.
Considering that people on his mother’s side support Celtic and he too spent time as a youth at Parkhead, it must have been pretty satisfying for him to enjoy some success with the Bhoys as a player.