Tomorrow’s match programme is one for the ages as Celtic pay tribute to legendary manager Jock Stein

By Hamish Carton

September 30, 2022

The matchday programme for tomorrow’s Premiership clash between Celtic and Motherwell is a ‘special tribute edition’ for Jock Stein.

The unique issue will mark the 100th anniversary of the birth of Stein, who led Celtic to so many triumphs, most notably the 1967 European Cup win in Lisbon.

Stein was 62 when he tragically died in the aftermath of a Wales vs Scotland match in 1985, but his legacy lives on today.

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The club announced plans for the special programme earlier this week.

Priced at £3.50, it features an iconic image of Stein on the front and will also include several interesting articles on Stein’s time at the club, as well as some regular features like words from Ange Postecoglou and Callum McGregor.

The programme will also include what the club are calling a “superb Jock Stein poster.”

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Sounds like it may be a real collector’s item.

It will be great to get back to Celtic Park tomorrow, for the first time since the Real Madrid defeat.

That Madrid game is the best part of a month ago yet it feels like not a great deal has happened since. That’s about to change.

Tomorrow’s game is the first of 13 Celtic will play in a hectic period before the World Cup. The period could see the team go clear at the top, secure European football after Christmas and make it back to Hampden.

It all starts with three points tomorrow.

In other news, Chelsea are reportedly set to interview former Celtic recruitment chief Lee Congerton