Striker poised to leave Bhoys
Cillian Sheridan is poised to join CSKA Sofia while Neil Lennon has confirmed Stuart Baxter's arrival.
Last Updated: 02/08/10 9:36am
Celtic striker Cillian Sheridan is poised to join CSKA Sofia while Neil Lennon has confirmed Stuart Baxter has joined as a part-time advisor.
Irish frontman Sheridan travelled to the Bulgarian capital to watch CSKA's 1-0 derby defeat to Levski on Sunday and is thought to be ready to pen a three-year deal.
Sheridan, who has scored four SPL goals for Celtic, spent the second half of last season on loan with St Johnstone and is looking forward to joining CSKA.
"I came over to see what the club was like and whether I liked it," explained Sheridan. "I am looking forward to being here.
"I know next to nothing about CSKA although I watched them play Fulham and Roma in Europe last year and they looked good."
Meanwhile, Celtic's new permanent manager Lennon has confirmed that Finland coach Baxter will now act as an aide throughout this season.
Baxter was in London on Sunday to watch the team's 3-2 defeat to Arsenal in the Emirates Cup and will help the inexperienced Lennon as and when he needs advice.
"Stuart was here at the game," said Lennon. "He was just here to watch the game and get some impressions.
"Stuart will be an advisor to me if and when I need it. It's a part-time situation as he has a job with the Finnish Football Federation.
"The one thing I lack is experience in management. He has had a lengthy career in Scandinavia and elsewhere.
"I don't know him well at all but he doesn't need to be my pal. We're just going to talk football and when we go away from home in Europe he might be able to help us."