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Celtic's new manager wants Jim McGuinness to have greater involvement at the club

The Donegal manager has been praised by Norwegian Ronny Deila.

Donegal's Jim McGuinness Source: James Crombie/INPHO

CELTIC’S NEW MANAGER Ronny Deila is keen for Donegal boss Jim McGuinness to have greater involvement with the Scottish giants.

McGuinness was recruited in November 2012 by Celtic and he took up a role as a performance coach with youth players in the club.

The 2012 All-Ireland winning boss was greatly admired by Neil Lennon, Celtic supremo at the time, but the arrival of Norwegian native Deila doesn’t look like it will see a diminishing of McGuinness’s role.

The Herald Scotland reports that Deila wants McGuinness to continue in his position and his future involvement may see him work with the club’s first-team players.

“I want to bring Jim in even more,” Deila explained. “All my staff’s knowledge is going to be used, I can’t do it all.

“Of course, I learn a lot because I hire fantastic people around me, but I want all my staff to be a specialist in something and then you need to be even better.

New Celtic boss Ronny Deila Source: Jeff Holmes

“I’m very curious. I get energy from learning and I think. I’m going to try to be a very good role model.”

McGuinness is currently gearing up for the Ulster senior football final on July 20th after guiding Donegal to their fourth successive provincial decider. After title wins in 2011 and 2012, he will hope that his players can avenge last year’s loss to Monaghan when they renew acquaintances with Malachy O’Rourke’s side.

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