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AGATHE’S HOOPS RETURN

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BHOY Racer Didier Agathe is heading back to Celtic – for one game only.

The former speed merchant, a regular in Martin O’Neill’s teams, has signed up for the legends game in aid of the club’s charity foundation.

Agathe, now 41, will be part of the Henrik’s Heroes v Lubo’s Legends fixture at Parkhead on Sunday, May 28 – the day after the Scottish Cup Final.

He said: “I’m looking forward to. It will be great to see all the players again and to have the chance to play in a game at Celtic Park is always something special.

“The link between us and the supporters will never die because love never dies. The relationship between us and the Celtic fans will be there forever.

“You can play for Celtic for one season or two seasons, but the love between the players and the supporters will always stay.

“You can’t describe the feelings of those European nights and hearing the fans singing ‘You’ll Never Walk Alone’, it’s just something very special.

“So to play at Celtic Park again one more time is going to be a privilege.”

  
Agathe, from the French Reunion, also paid tribute to the talents of former Hoops team-mates Larsson and Moravcick.

He added: “They were special players, not just in terms of technical or athletic qualities, we are talking about instinctive players who can do something special all the time.

“How many important goals did Henrik score with either his left foot or right foot? He was very special.

“When you have these players you can change the game at any time. It’s not something you can learn, you either have it or you don’t.”

Ex-boss O’Neill snapped up Agathe for a bargain £30,000 when he discovered the player was coming to the end of his short-term deal at Hibs in October 2000.

The flying outside-right won three titles, three Scottish Cups and one League Cup during his five-year stay at Parkhead.

He also played in the memorable UEFA Cup Final against Porto in Seville in 2003 when Jose Mourinho’s men triumphed 3-2 in extra-time.

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