Supporters delight in seeing former Celtic man Morten Wieghorst at Euros; tip him for role
If you were watching the Euros today, you’ll have seen a familiar face on Denmark’s bench.
As the Danes impressed on the international stage, Morten Wieghorst could be seen in Danish manager Kasper Hjulmand’s dugout.
Wieghorst, who played for Celtic between 1995 and 2002, has forged a successful coaching career since hanging up his boots in 2005. He’s enjoyed spells as a manager, with Aarhus, Aalborg and Nordsjaelland. Additionally, he’s served as an assistant to Michael Laudrup at Swansea City. Now, he finds himself on the Denmark dugout at Euro 2020.
And supporters were happy to see the former Celt succeeding on the international stage. With two goals from Kasper Dolberg, a late third from Maehle and a fourth from Braithwaite [BBC], the Danes overcame Wales to progress to the quarter finals of Euro 2020. For Weighorst, it’s another feather in his cap, as he builds on a successful CV thus far.
That CV could include Celtic, if some fans have their way. With Ange Postecoglou yet to add to his staff at Parkhead, some ambitious supporters have touted Wieghorst to back up the former Australia manager. Through this last 16 tie, Denmark have looked defensively solid, while taking their chances on the counter. For an attacking coach like Postecoglou, it’s the obvious fit, but his work with Michael Laudrup at Swansea emphasised keeping possession, high pressing and entertaining football.
So, you never know.
“Big sexy man”: Celtic supporters are keen on Morten Wieghorst after Euros sighting
Supporters had their say on Twitter:
Morton Wieghorst ya big sexy man. 🇩🇰
— StephenTicman2021 🍀 (@ticman2013) June 26, 2021
Morten Weighorst with the Denmark 🇩🇰tactics board. Good player.
— D Hamilton (@bluediamond62) June 26, 2021
Just noticed Morten Weighorst is one of the Danish coaches! 🍀 🇩🇰
— Brian McAuley (@CSM_REAS) June 26, 2021
Morten Wieghorst on the Danish bench.
Surprising he’s never been linked with a role at Celtic, he has a very good coaching background
— cardiffbhoy (@stephenrcardiff) June 26, 2021
Morten Wieghorst for Ange’s No2? Denmark well organised and have already changed their shape once in this half already to nullify Wales’ good opening spell
— Nially Bhoy (@NorthStandNiall) June 26, 2021
Cracking goal from Denmark but obviously the highlight of the first half was seeing big Morten Wieghorst.
— Kev (@kev_b_) June 26, 2021
I see big Greenock Morten in the Denmark dugout as assistant manager. He would be a good shout as assistant to Ange! Denmark playing very good controlled passing football and in complete charge of this game.
— Brogan Rogan Trevino (@BroganRoganTrev) June 26, 2021
Great to see big Morten Weighorst on the telly. What a player he was in the 97/98 season.
— John (@jawndecay) June 26, 2021
Big morten weighorst celebrating in the technical area. Top man!
— Sam Hall (@WeStoodatNo1) June 26, 2021