Bodo/Glimt get some good news amid Celtic Park uncertainty

By Hamish Carton

December 15, 2021

Celtic’s upcoming European opponents Bodo/Glimt have been boosted by some comments made by manager Kjetil Knutsen.

The Norwegian side face an uncertain period after every season, as their star performers tend to leave the club for pastures new.

In the last two years, they’ve lost the likes of Jens Petter Hauge (AC Milan), Hakon Evjen (AZ Alkmaar) and Philip Zinckernagel (Watford).

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Added to this, talented left-back Fredrik Bjørkan will join Hertha Berlin next month, and speculation around manager Knutsen has been rife.

All in all, they’re facing a very uncertain time ahead of their next match – which is at Celtic Park.

But the talented boss seems up for another rebuild in the close season, if some recent quotes from the Scottish Sun are anything to go by.

Knutsen said: “I have faith in this club. We are the best club in Norway.

“It’s also raw enough to be developed even further. If I want to be the man to do that, I need to be 100 per cent committed to the project.

“We will talk about the future soon. But certainly, staying is something that is very much on my agenda.

“I have a dream with this club. I want us to develop further.”

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Knutsen gives Bodo/Glimt some good news ahead of Celtic tie

Knutsen has been linked with a move to Rosenborg in recent weeks, but looks set to stay at Glimt for their tie against Celtic in February.

That is the next time the Norwegian outfit will play a competitive game – with more than two months between their most recent fixture and the trip to Celtic Park.

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There will be a chance for Celtic to catch the side from the Arctic Circle cold (excuse the pun). Especially if they have a raft of players making their debut in the game.

Lots will change at both clubs between now and February 17th.

But it seems like Knutsen will be one constant.

In other news, we’re predicting an unlikely frontline for Celtic against Ross County tonight