DANIEL MAJSTOROVIC was brought to Celtic by Neil Lennon in August 2010 as a free agent after leaving AEK Athens.
It was hoped the solidly-built, shaven-headed central defender would have a presence in the Celtic rearguard.
Majstorovic, at 33, was seen as the ideal player to add steel to a back-four that had been too easily turned over. Alas, the experienced Swedish international didn’t dominate in the manner it had been hoped.
He was played alongside Charlie Mulgrew and also Thomas Rogne and performed to the extent the team went on a 17-game unbeaten run in all competitions. However, any chances of success in the race for the title were blown with a disappointing loss to Inverness Caley Thistle in the Highlands.
GREEN FOR GO…central defender Daniel Majstorovic in the Celtic change strip against St Mirren in Paisley.
Majstorovic’s displays became so erratic he picked up the nickname ‘Desperate Dan’ by some unimpressed onlookers and, at the start of his second season, he came under intense scrutiny, especially after a lame outing in a 4-1 loss at Ibrox.
Opponents were beginning to play on his lack of pace and his ill luck continued when he suffered a fractured cheekbone against St Johnstone after he had been involved in an aerial challenge. He was sidelined for six weeks and young Norwegian Rogne took his chance to show his qualities as the Hoops won their first title in four years.
On May 15 2012, Majstorovic left Parkhead for AIK Stockholm. He retired from playing in February two years later.
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