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Former Dundee Utd manager Ivan Golac covets Celtic job

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Golac would take Celtic job

Former Dundee United manager Ivan Golac believes he is the right man to succeed Tony Mowbray as Celtic manager.

Golac, who won the Scottish Cup with United in 1994, was twice linked with a move to Celtic during the 1990s.

But, despite not holding a managerial post since a spell in Ukraine in 2002, the Serb, 59, is confident he is the man to restore Celtic's fortunes.

"I'm available at the moment. It would be something very special and I know I am capable," he told BBC Scotland.

Golac is back in Scotland to give his backing to his former club ahead of Saturday's Scottish Cup final against Ross County.

Despite winning the trophy in 1994, Golac, famous for eccentric motivational tools, was replaced as Tannadice boss the following season.

I would do a lot of big things for Celtic and put them where they belong: among the best in the world

Ivan Golac

As well as a nomadic managerial career, including spells in Iceland and Serbia, as well as with Karpaty L'viv in Ukraine, Golac also had a spell as manager of a chocolate factory in Belgrade.

However, having left a position as technical director of the Libyan FA, he now feels he could be the man to take Celtic forward.

"I would do a lot of big things for Celtic and put them where they belong: among the best in the world," he said.

Meanwhile, former Celtic star John Hartson has told the Celtic board that he believes former team-mate and current interim boss Neil Lennon is the man for the job.

"They should give it to Neil. I've told chief executive Peter Lawwell that," said the former striker.

"He asked me what my view was and I said I'd give Neil a crack at it.

"Why let someone else make a hash of it, if anybody's going to do that why not Neil."



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see also
Lennon future at Celtic unclear
09 May 10 |  Celtic
Hartson backs Lennon for Celtic
31 Mar 10 |  Celtic
Golac wants positive United plan
26 May 05 |  Dundee Utd


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