Damien Duff leaves role with Neil Lennon's Glasgow Celtic to solely focus on Republic of Ireland post

Sun, May 24 2020

Glasgow Celtic boss Neil Lennon has confirmed that first-team coach and former Republic of Ireland star Damien Duff has left his role with the Glaswegians to solely focus on being part of Stephen Kenny’s coaching ticket.

Duff joined the Scottish nine-in-a-row league winners in January 2019, and he will now take a role on Kenny’s backroom team following the departure of Mick McCarthy.

“I spoke to Damien on Monday and he was in good spirits, but he'll join the FAI,” Hoops boss Neil Lennon said. “It’s a blow because he contributed immensely and personally, I got on great with him.

“He's in his formative years as a coach but he made a huge contribution and there was a good chemistry there. So, he’ll be difficult to replace, that’s for sure.

“We were waiting on everything getting called first then we’ll look to replace him but it’s not at the forefront of our minds.”