CELTIC great Davie Hay has returned to the Hoops – for the FIFTH time!

The club legend has just been appointed to the board of directors for the club’s Development Pools.

It’s yet another new role for Hay at the club following his previous stints as player, manager, Chief Scout and assistant General Manager.

All net proceeds from the Pools go directly to the Celtic Youth Academy, which has in recent years produced talents such as James Forrest, Callum McGregor and Kieran Tierney.

The Pools donated approximately £750,000 to the Academy in the last financial year and Hay said he is looking forward to playing his part in continuing to raise money to help bring young players through to the first team.

He said: “I’m delighted to be involved again with my club. Eric Riley spoke to me a while back and through him I was offered the position and I’m grateful for that.

“It’s different to what I’ve done for the club before, but just to be involved with Celtic is great.

“I still come to the games regularly and I have an interest in the Academy as well because my grandson just joined this season.

“I know how well it’s all run with Chris McCart at the top all the way down to St Ninian’s High School in Kirkintilloch.

“I’d say it’s the best in Scotland, if not Britain, and, hopefully, over time we’ll get more players coming through.”

Hay will take his place as a director alongside former captain Tom Boyd, who has been a board member since 2014.

* Don’t miss some startling revelations from Davie Hay in CQN’s latest book ‘The Winds of Change’. You will be amazed at some of the names he wanted to bring to Celtic when he was manager.

We can exclusively reveal he almost signed Liam Brady!  And there are other secrets that are now revealed in our latest book which is the follow up to Caesar & The Assassin.  You can order it now at CQNBookstore.com.

Meanwhile here’s a wee video we did back in December 2012 for the CQN Annual. All 3 editions of the CQN Annual are available from CQNBookstore.com

CQN Book launch – Celtic Park from Partickular Films on Vimeo.

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