FORMER Celtic defender Paul Caddis has retired from playing at the age of 34 – and has teamed up with Scott Brown as a coach at Fleetwood Town.

The right-back, who made 17 league appearances during his four years at Parkhead after breaking through in 2007, left Swindon Town at the end of his contract last month.

Caddis’ most memorable match at the Hoops was the Champions League last-16 encounter against Barcelona in Glasgow in February 2008. Newly-signed Andreas Hinkel was Cup-tied with ex-club Seville and the youngster was pitched in against Lionel Messi and Co. The Spanish superstars won 3-2 after the home side had led twice with strikes from Jan Vennegoor of Hesselink and Barry Robson.

FAREWELL…Paul Caddis’ social media message.

The attack-minded full-back also played in the 3-3 Europa League draw with Rapid Vienna in December 2009.

Caddis took to social media to make the announcement he was hanging up his boots and described playing for the Glasgow giants as a “boyhood dream”.

He thanked all his clubs – including Dundee United on loan, Birmingham City, Bury, Bradford and Blackburn Rovers – for the time he spent with them during his football journey.

He will take up his position immediately alongside new gaffer Brown at the League One club.

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