The Scottish Cup Final against Hearts might well have been Mikael Lustig’s last game for Celtic. If it was, then the right-back went out in style.
The veteran defender played a massive part in Celtic’s winning goal, which clinched the unprecedented ‘treble treble’.
His header set up Odsonne Edouard who raced through and fired the Hoops into a 2-1 lead.
Assist helped to make history
Ironically Lustig didn’t have the best of games at Hampden Park. However, his assist helped the Hoops to the ‘treble treble’ that the supporters craved.
We shall find out soon if Lustig elects to stay with Celtic as they chase nine in a row. One factor that could be important is the identity of the new manager.
That man could well be Neil Lennon. He has been offered the job by the club on a permanent basis.
Potential manager wants to keep player
Lennon has indicated that he would like to keep Lustig at the club. However, he may feel that it is time to return to Sweden after seven years in Glasgow.
Indeed, reports from Sweden claim that Malmo have offered Lustig a contract. So it looks like the player will be left with a decision to make.
He can stay at Celtic under Neil Lennon. Or he could return to Sweden after a massively successful spell in Glasgow. We shall find out his decision sooner rather than later.