Former Celtic star Simon Donnelly lands Brechin City assistant manager post

By John McGinley

September 8, 2020

Former Celtic attacker Simon Donnelly is returning to football coaching ahead of the coming Scottish League Two season, appointed as Brechin City’s new assistant manager.

Donnelly will team up with former Bhoys full-back Mark Wilson and attempt to push Brechin up the table from last term’s 10th placed finish.

The Brechin boss said in a statement on the club’s official website: β€œIt’s an exciting time as we enter a new era, welcome in someone different, new, and with fresh ideas.

β€œSimon coming is a key appointment in helping us progress the Club forward to where we picture we can be this season.”

It’s not Donnelly’s first stint in coaching, having previously assisted Celtic legend and 67 Hail Hail pundit Jackie McNamara at Dundee United and York City.

The 45-year-old burst into the Celtic first-team as a fresh-faced, exciting attacking talent in the mid-1990s, part of famous teams helmed by Tommy Burns and Wim Jansen.

His finest season came in 1997/98 when he scored 16 goals in all competitions on our way to stopping ten-in-a-row.

Simon Donnelly celebrates a Celtic goal / (Photo by Stu Forster / Allsport)

In recent years he’s been a prominent Bhoys supporter on Twitter and regular pundit for club media outlet Celtic TV.

No doubt many Celtic fans will be wishing Donnelly well with his latest project, perhaps keeping an eye out for Brechin results and their progress over the coming season.

They kick off their Betfred Cup campaign next month against Dundee United, St Johnstone and Peterhead before turning attention to League Two action on 17th October.

All the best Simon!

In other news, Celtic fans are delighted one player appears to be staying put for our ten-in-a-row push.