Jozo Simunovic was sent to Harley St for a confirmatory look at his knee before Celtic signed him five years ago. An affirmative verdict came back but Jozo has missed the majority of games since due to injury or the need to protect his fragile joint.
When fit, he performed well and was more reliable than a clutch of central defenders we had in the years before he joined (with a couple of notable exceptions). Still only 26, others would consider their best years ahead of them, but it is difficult to see where Jozo will fit in. Countries in northern or eastern Europe, with a preponderance of artificial surfaces, are out. His best opportunity might be a pay-as-you-play deal for a crisis club.
We are going to miss Craig Levein; his gaunt look, his whiney analysis of every defeat and his legendary take on the ‘natural order’. He was rubbish, of course.