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TONEV ON WAY OUT AS CALDWELL RETIRES

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BULGARIAN misfit Aleksandar Tonev will leave Celtic at the end of the season.
The international winger, who arrived on a year-long loan from Aston Villa, has rarely figured since his arrival.
His situation was hardly enhanced when he was banned for seven games by the SFA after being found guilty of racist abuse against Aberdeen’s Shay Logan in September.
French outfit Montpelier may make a move for the 25-year-old, who made only six SPFL appearances for the champions.
His agent, Anthony Raveaud, admitted: “He has options to move this summer and Montpelier are interested.”
MEANWHILE former Celtic skipper Gary Caldwell has been forced to quit football at 32.
The injury-stricken ex-Scotland defender made just three appearances for Wigan last season after joining from the Hoops five years ago.
He said: “That’s the end for me. I have been struggling for years and even training was becoming really painful.
“I had a second operation on my left hip just under two years ago and, while it helped a little bit, I was never the same again.
“The first time I got the operation it was a success and it had a good effect. But the surgeon was honest with me when I went in the second time in the summer of 2013 and said that he wasn’t sure if it was going to help me.” 

Caldwell, who has been given a role at the club’s academy, added: “Of course, you want to play, but I also wanted to get into coaching and I have the chance now rather than wondering: ‘‘What am I going to do now?’.”

The utility player made 150 appearances for Celtic in three-and-a-half years after joining on a Bosman deal from Hibs before moving onto Wigan in 2010.
He won 55 caps for his country and scored the winner against France at Hampden in October 2010. His last game was the 2-0 defeat against Serbia in a World Cup qualifier in March 2013.
 
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