Shaun Maloney leaves Celtic to focus on Belgium role

first_img“Everyone at Celtic wishes Shaun the very best for the future.” Shaun Maloney has left his role as Celtic’s reserve coach to focus on working with Belgium full-time.The ex-Hoops midfielder joined up with the World Cup semi-finalists last month as a second assistant coach to Roberto Martinez.Alongside Martinez and Thierry Henry, Maloney was part of Belgium’s coaching team as the Red Devils dismantled Scotland at Hampden.Now, with his Belgium duties increasing, the former Scotland playmaker has decided to leave his post at Parkhead. He said: “The past year has been a great opportunity for me to work with the young players at the Club and it has been a role I have given everything to. “The players and staff have been a pleasure to work with and I would like to thank them all for the time we have had together. “Celtic will always be my Club and I wish everyone connected to the Club every success for the future.”Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers added: “I was delighted when Shaun secured this fantastic international opportunity but fully understand the full-time demands of this role. We fully appreciate and respect his decision to move on.last_img

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