Celtic coaches have certainly drawn quite a bit of interest in recent years. We saw Ange Postecoglou leave in the summer for Tottenham Hotspur. John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan have been linked with moves away from the club on numerous occasions as well, although they have remained stayed put.
It is not just the first-team coaches that are drawing interest either. The Celtic B Team have done pretty well lately and Darren O’Dea is someone who has gotten a lot of credit and enhanced his reputation.
O’Dea came through the youth ranks at Celtic and played quite a bit for the senior team as well. But ultimately, he ended up having a bit of a journeyman career in the game.
After retiring, he would move into coaching. He returned to Celtic to coach the under-18s team in 2019 and was promoted to the B Team in 2021. Now, it looks like a move to the senior game could be on the cards.
Championship club keen to open talks with Celtic coach
As reported by The Scottish Sun, O’Dea is in the frame for the Inverness Caledonian Thistle job. The Championship chiefs are keen to speak to him about the vacant manager’s role.
Inverness Caledonian Thistle recently showed the exit door to head coach Billy Dodds and assistant Barry Wilson. They had guided them to the Scottish Cup final last season, losing to Celtic at Hampden Park. But right now, they sit bottom of the Championship table and are yet to win a game this season.
Thus, a change was probably needed although some would argue that Dodds deserved more time, following last season’s Scottish Cup heroics. Now, it remains to be seen if the Championship club end up appointing O’Dea or not. It would certainly be a risky path to take for the 36-year-old former Republic of Ireland international.