CALLUM McGREGOR has taken advantage of football in lockdown to look ahead.

Celtic’s 26-year-old midfield anchorman insists he is focused on his playing career, but has kicked off plans for the possibility of a coaching role at some stage in the future.

McGregor, speaking to the Daily Record, admitted: “I bought myself a laptop and I have started collecting all the information from the last four years of my career. I am looking at training sessions and coaching ideas.

“I have the time right now, so I felt it would be good to do that.

“I have taken in a lot of
 information in the last few years and I am hoping to put it all in a document.

“I am just trying to keep my mind busy with different things.

“Coaching probably is
 something I will look to get into one day as I like the tactical side of football. I like thinking about players’ positions and how 
the team functions within certain systems.

“I have picked up a lot of
 good information over the
 years and I want to try and 
take as much of that in
as possible.

“If I can process it all, I can then learn how to implement it.

“That’s a long way away, I am totally focused on my playing career, but during a period like this I want to take the chance to frame it all in my mind.”

The Scotland international was introduced to the Hoops first team by Ronny Deila in the summer of 2014 and became a key player during the subsequent reigns of Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon.

Last season, he played the most minutes of anyone in Europe through 69 games for club and country, as CQNreported last week, and had just a 12-day summer holiday before returning to start this term.

McGregor has piled up 56 games onto his CV in this campaign before the coronavirus pandemic stoppage.

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