Tim Williamson looks like staying at Celtic following Manchester United interest

By Hamish Carton

October 17, 2019

One of the more surprising stories of October so far was the report that Celtic physio Tim Williamson was close to joining English giants Manchester United.

The Daily Mail reported that the 48-year-old had been identified by the Old Trafford club as the man who could end their bizarre spate of soft tissue injuries.

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Williamson was seen as a leading candidate for the role but not much else was known about the English side’s interest or Williamson’s thoughts on it.

Manchester United may still try to get Williamson

Well a fortnight has passed and, as it often this case with rumours like this, no news has been good news. It seems like Williamson will be staying put in the East End of Glasgow for now and that can only be seen as a positive for everyone at the club.

Like goalkeeping coach Stevie Woods he has been around Celtic Park for as long as most can remember. He is not just a physio at the club but an important part of the backroom team who is respected by Neil Lennon.

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The fact Williamson was kept on when Brendan Rodgers joined the club in 2016 says a lot. The Northern Irishman was keen to bring in a lot of his own men to the Scotland with him but he realised that Williamson was too good to replace.

Hopefully we continue to hear little about the reported interest from Manchester United. He’d just be giving up trophies if he went down south anyway.