Former Premier League star and Celtic coach Damien Duff helped convince Shane Duffy to make his summer move to Glasgow, the defender has told The Celtic View this week (Vol 56, Issue 8, page 11).

Duff was a well-liked member of staff at Lennoxtown during the 2019/20 season and helped the club to more trophy success.

Returning to his homeland to coach with the Republic of Ireland national team, Duff remains very interested in what’s going on with the Bhoys.

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Naturally, he was one of the people that Duffy turned to when making a big career decision.

The former Chelsea and Newcastle man couldn’t have offered a bigger recommendation.

Former Celtic coach Damien Duff

Former Celtic coach Damien Duff / (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A quoted by The Celtic View (Vol 56, Issue 8, page 11), Duffy explained: “One of the first things Damien Duff said to me when I came through the doors at the Ireland camp was: ‘Are you going? Are you going?’

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“We first met up on the Sunday and that’s the first thing he said to me.

 

“I had a chat with him about the move and he told me it’d be the best decision I could make now in my career, so I was really pleased to have him there offering advice.

“He had nothing but good things to say about Celtic, about the lads and about his time here in Glasgow.”

It’s great to hear that Duff has spoken so positively about the club, especially when recommending it as a destination for a top player like Duffy.

Shane Duffy heads home his first Celtic goal

Shane Duffy scores on his Celtic debut / (Photo by Paul Campbell/Getty Images)

Having someone with vast Premier League experience say that about the Bhoys would have been great to hear for the Brighton loanee in the days before making his final decision.

So far the big defender seems to be loving his time at the club and has already popped up with two goals, quite obviously intent on making an impact.

The signs are there he will be a massive player for us this season, in more ways than one.

In other news, Ewan Henderson says he is ‘raring to go’ when it comes to more Celtic first-team action.

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