Tim Williamson identified as Manchester United "leading candidate"
Celtic physio Tim Williamson has been identified as a “leading candidate” by English giants Manchester United, according to a report.
The Daily Mail say that the Red Devils have targeted Williamson after being unhappy with the amount of non-contact injuries at their club. The Old Trafford side are understood to have already conducted some interviews but Williamson is said to be the man who they want to bring in.
Williamson has been at Celtic Park since 2002 when he was brought in by former club doctor Roddy MacDonald. (Celtic Wiki)
He left briefly for a spell with Birmingham City but returned when Neil Lennon joined the club as manager almost a decade ago. Williamson is understood to be held in high regard by his fellow backroom members as well as the first-team.
Manchester United interest says a lot about Williamson
The fact that a club the size of Manchester United are keen to bring him in suggests that he’s doing a very good job and is well thought of in football circles.
It will be interesting to see if the rumours come to anything and, if so, whether Williamson would be tempted by a move down south. He could probably make a higher wage in England and would also be mixing with more elite players. Only he will know whether those factors would tempt him with a move away from Celtic.
It’s always great to have guys like Williamson and Stevie Woods at Celtic Park. The pair have been there through thick and thin over the past decade and they help to keep things steady when new managers and players come in. They’re the kind of guys that we need to look to keep around.