Polish report: The next role Celtic icon Artur Boruc could take up if he retires this summer

By David Walton

May 24, 2022

Legia Warsaw could offer Celtic icon Artur Boruc the opportunity of becoming a scout should he retire this summer, according to Polish outlet Onet Sport.

Boruc is set to end his playing days with his first club after Legia confirmed they were set to part ways at the end of the season. It was then reported by Polish source Transfery Info that retirement could very well be on the cards.

Should he decide to hang up his gloves, Onet Sport have claimed that a scouting role may be offered to him by sporting director Jacek Zielinski.

WARSAW, POLAND – 2021/12/09: Artur Boruc of Legia seen during the UEFA Europa League Group Stage match between Legia Warszawa and Spartak Moscow at Marshal Jozef Pilsudski Legia Warsaw Municipal Stadium. Final score; Legia Warszawa 0:1 Spartak Moscow. (Photo by Mikolaj Barbanell/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)

Onet believes it is doubtful as to whether Boruc would accept this role, however. This is due to the fact the relationship between the club’s management staff and the former Hoops goalkeeper isn’t the best.

This comes after manager Aleksandar Vukovic removed him from the squad due to an altercation with a cameraman that led to Boruc being fined. Artur refused to do so, and has been out of action ever since.

Onet reports that there was an expectation that Boruc would come back into the team for a farewell match on Saturday. However, he wasn’t in the squad whatsoever and instead took the game in from the stands [PSN Futboll].

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Artur Boruc could remain with Legia as a scout should he retire

Vukovic won’t be in charge of Legia next season after he confirmed he’ll be leaving this summer. Therefore, that could heal some of the wounds from Boruc’s perspective.

He has a great affiliation with Legia having started and potentially ended his career there. He has a great relationship with the club’s supporters, and the prospect of staying there in some capacity will surely tug at his heartstrings.

It all really depends on how deep the fractures in the relationship between Boruc and the club goes. The relationship between himself and sporting director Zielinski will surely have a big role to play.

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It all ended on a sour note for Boruc in truth. He had been the first-choice goalkeeper before February and fully merited his place before his incident earlier this year.

Celtic fans, of course, would love to see Boruc back in some capacity in the future. It always felt as if he departed Parkhead unceremoniously given how the 2009/10 season went under Tony Mowbray.

Time will tell if he ever does come back or is ever offered a place at Lennoxtown. But it looks as though there could be a scouting role on the cards at Legia should he want it.

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