Former Celtic player and manager sacked by Sunderland

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There have been quite a few over the years who have both played for and managed Celtic. It has worked out for some. Neil Lennon's second spell in the managerial hot seat is not fondly remembered because of the 2020/21 campaign but nobody can overlook the number of trophies he won before that. There were others who did not even come close.

Tony Mowbray played for Celtic for a few years in the 1990s. He would then return to the club as manager in 2009.

It is safe to say that it did not work out for Mowbray as Celtic manager. The club parted ways with him before the season even ended. He has gone on to have an eventful managerial career since then.

The former Celtic manager is in the headlines again, this time being shown the exit door by a Championship club. As reported by Sunderland's official website, the club have parted company with Mowbray.

Former Celtic player and manager sacked by Sunderland

Mowbray had actually impressed many last season. He guided a newly promoted Sunderland side to the Championship play-offs. Even right now, they sit ninth in the table, just three points away from a play-off spot. So, the decision to part ways with him might come as a surprise to many.

Coming back to his spell at Parkhead, Mowbray had impressed as manager of West Bromwich Albion and it is believed that Celtic shelled out a £2 million compensation fee to bring him to Glasgow. The aforementioned Lennon was actually a part of his coaching team.

Things did not go too well for Mowbray and he did not even last a season as Celtic manager before he was shown the exit door. The club did replace him with Lennon and would soon begin their historic 9IAR run.