Southampton boss reportedly set to join Celtic

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Things are looking up for Celtic at the moment. Not too long ago, it had looked like the club had made a mistake by replacing Ange Postecoglou with Brendan Rodgers, and a trophyless season looked very much a possibility. But the Northern Irishman proved his quality when it mattered the most and finished the campaign with a Premiership and Scottish Cup double.

There is no doubt that Rodgers will be the Celtic manager for the foreseeable future. There are going to be some changes in the coaching ranks at the youth levels of the club though.

As reported by the Daily Record, Adam Ashgar is set to join Celtic’s coaching setup. The 29-year-old Southampton U-21 manager has been eyed to take the position of new Under-18s chief.

On the other hand, Charlie Mulgrew and Jonny Hayes are also in the frame for posts in the club's youth department. Of course, both of them played for Celtic in the past and won their fair share of silverware in the Hoops.

Southampton boss reportedly set to join Celtic

Asghar is a very highly-rated coach at the youth levels. He has done a great job with the Southampton U-21 team. Other than that, he has also spent time at Dundee United and Sunderland.

Asghar has experience of coaching at the top-level in Scotland as well. He had been a first-team coach at Dundee United before he ended up heading down south to join Sunderland.

One of the issues that Celtic have faced in recent years is their inability to promote their highly-rated youngsters to the first-team level. The last to make that jump successfully was Kieran Tierney and he was a generational talent in Scottish football.

Chances have been few and far between for youngsters at Celtic, and eventually, most have left in search of opportunities elsewhere. Hopefully, Asghar can help in building a bridge between the two.