“I was actually with Brendan over in Dubai about a month ago and he was telling me he was looking forward to getting back in.
“Celtic wasn’t on the horizon at that point and he didn’t mention any clubs, but I could tell he was keen to get started.
“He still has the hunger and the appetite, so it’s great for both parties as far as I can see.
“Brendan will not view it as a step down, despite what others will think. Celtic is a huge club. They are guaranteed European football, but it will be much tougher going forward now that (The) Rangers (sic) are * up.
“However, they are in the Champions League and I’m sure Brendan would want to pit his wits against the big sides there.
“The way he plays football, the fans can expect a very exciting brand of football. They can look forward to a great spectacle because he does like to play attacking football. In terms of playing the Celtic way, they couldn’t pick a better man for the job.
“But he believes in his philosophy and in how his team will play. He organises them and implements a strategy that is worth more than any individual player.
“As long as Celtic have good players – and they still do – he will be able to put forward a style that will suit them and be attractive.’