Celtic appoint Mowbray

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Scottish Premier League giants Celtic have confirmed the appointment of Tony Mowbray as their new manager.

Former Baggies boss takes Parkhead post

Scottish Premier League giants Celtic have confirmed the appointment of Tony Mowbray as their new manager. The Glasgow outfit have been on the lookout for a suitable replacement for Gordon Strachan since the end of the 2008/09 campaign. Numerous names were linked with the vacant post, but it is Mowbray who has landed the job. The former Hoops defender, who spent four years at Parkhead as a player, will be officially unveiled on Wednesday. Mowbray has spent the last two years in charge of West Brom, overseeing promotion to and then relegation from the Premier League.

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He cut his managerial teeth in Scotland with Hibernian in 2004, enjoying a productive two-year spell at Easter Road prior to his switch to the Hawthorns. He has now agreed to take on a new challenge with Celtic and the Old Firm giants are delighted to have landed a man held in high regard within coaching circles. "Celtic Football Club is delighted today (Tuesday) to confirm that Tony Mowbray has been appointed the new Celtic manager," read a statement on the club's official website. "Tony will be joined at Celtic by Mark Venus, Peter Grant and Neil Lennon in the new Celtic management team. "This is fantastic news for the club and we look forward to officially unveiling Tony as the new Celtic manager at a news conference at Celtic Park tomorrow (Wednesday, 17th June) at 10am."

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