Celtic have appointed Danny McGrain as new first-team coach
Celtic have confirmed Danny McGrain has been appointed new first-team at the club.
Last Updated: 18/10/12 6:04pm
The 62-year-old former Celtic defender takes over the role vacated by Alan Thompson during the summer.
Hoops manager Neil Lennon admits McGrain's standing at Celtic Park was a factor in his promotion from assistant coach with the club's development squad.
Lennon said: "He brings his experience and personality to the training ground. I always want legends around the club and there aren't many bigger than Danny."
McGrain made over 650 appearances for Celtic playing in both full-back roles, and is considered one of the club's greatest players.
In 1974 McGrain was diagnosed with diabetes two years after he suffered a fractured skull in a match at Falkirk, and he was out of action for 18 months with a foot injury sustained in 1977.
Despite having to deal with these setbacks in his career, McGrain won 62 caps for Scotland.