Supporters delight in seeing former Celtic man Morten Wieghorst at Euros; tip him for role

By Euan Davidson

June 26, 2021

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.

Morten Weighorst, an assistant manager ofr Denmark / (Photo by Boris Streubel – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

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