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Celtic assistant manager John Collins during the UEFA Europa League group D match against Dinamo Zagreb on October 2, 2014
Celtic assistant John Collins to leave club
Celtic assistant boss John Collins announces that he will join manager Ronny Deila in stepping down from his role at the club at the end of the season.
May 9, 13:19
Libor Kozak in action for Aston Villa on December 21, 2013
Celtic manager Ronny Deila watches Libor Kozak score twice
Aston Villa striker Libor Kozak was recently watched in action by Celtic manager Ronny Deila, according to John Collins.
Dec 9, 15:26
Kris Commons of Celtic celebrates after he scores during the UEFA Europa League match between Celtic FC and Fenerbahce SK at Celtic Park on October 01, 2015
Kris Commons apologises for angry outburst at Celtic manager Ronny Deila
Kris Commons apologises for his angry outburst directed at Celtic manager Ronny Deila after he was substituted against Molde on Thursday.
Oct 23, 13:36
Celtic midfielder Kris Commons celebrates after a goal against Shakhtar Karagandy on August 28, 2013
John Collins: 'Kris Commons vital in Ajax draw'
John Collins praises Kris Commons's performance during Celtic's 2-2 draw against Ajax.
Sep 18, 19:50
Virgil Van Dijk of Celtic Glasgow reacts during the Pre Season Friendly between SK Rapid Wien and Celtic Glasgow at Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadium on July 6, 2014
John Collins: 'Virgil van Dijk ready to play against Malmo'
Celtic assistant manager John Collins claims that Virgil van Dijk is ready to play against Malmo in their Champions League playoff second leg on Tuesday.
Aug 24, 20:19
Mikael Lustig of Celtic looks on during the UEFA Champions League group H match between AC Milan and Celtic at Stadio Giuseppe Meazza on September 18, 2013
John Collins: 'Mikael Lustig has 50-50 chance of playing against Malmo'
Celtic assistant manager John Collins announces that Mikael Lustig has a "50-50" chance of being fit for the Bhoys' Champions League playoff second leg against Malmo.
Aug 24, 19:58
Aberdeen manager Derek McInnes jogs onto the pitch during the Pre Season Friendly match between Aberdeen and FC Twente at Pittodrie Stadium on July 26, 2013
Derek McInnes hits back at "disrespectful" John Collins
Derek McInnes claims that recent comments made by Celtic assistant manager John Collins were 'disparaging and disrespectful' to fellow Scottish sides.
Aug 10, 15:46
Gary Mackay-Steven of Celtic celebrates his goal during the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and Real Sociedad at St Mirren Park on July 10th, 2015
Preview: Celtic vs. Qarabag FK
Sports Mole looks ahead to the first leg of Celtic's Champions League third-round qualifier against Azerbaijani champions FK Qarabag.
Jul 28, 15:55
Virgil van Dijk of Celtic FC in action during the UEFA Champion League group stage match between AFC Ajax and Celtic FC held on November 6, 2013
John Collins: 'Virgil van Dijk could seek Celtic exit'
Celtic assistant coach John Collins admits that Virgil van Dijk could seek a move away from the club if they fail to reach the Champions League group stage.
Jul 28, 12:32
Manager Ronny Deila of Celtic Glasgow reacts on the touchline during the Pre Season Friendly between SK Rapid Wien and Celtic Glasgow at Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadium on July 6, 2014
Ronny Deila: 'Lack of Nadir Ciftci appeal was club's decision'
Celtic boss Ronny Deila confirms that it was the club's decision not to appeal against Nadir Ciftci's eight-match ban for biting.
Jul 21, 22:44
Nadir Ciftci of Celtic makes his debut at the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and Real Sociedad at St Mirren Park on July 10th, 2015
John Collins: 'Celtic accept Nadir Ciftci biting ban'
Celtic assistant coach John Collins insists that the club accepts Nadir Ciftci's eight-match suspension for biting an opponent.
Jul 21, 11:19
Nadir Ciftci of Dundee United celebrates scoring during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium on April 12, 2014
John Collins confirms Celtic interest in Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci
Celtic assistant manager John Collins admits that the Scottish champions do "like" Dundee United's Nadir Ciftci.
Jun 30, 18:26
Celtic assistant manager John Collins during the UEFA Europa League group D match against Dinamo Zagreb on October 2, 2014
John Collins: 'Celtic pre-season schedule made for Champions League'
Celtic assistant manager John Collins says that the club's pre-season schedule maximises their chances of qualifying for the Champions League group stages.
Jun 21, 15:21
Virgil Van Dijk of Celtic celebrates scoring a goal with his team mates during the William Hill Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Inverness Caledonian Thistle and Celtic at Hamden Park on April 19, 2015
John Collins: 'Virgil van Dijk is Europe's best defender'
John Collins hails Celtic centre-back Virgil van Dijk as 'the best defender in Europe' and believes that the Dutchman will stay with the Scottish champions.
Jun 20, 20:26
Virgil Van Dijk of Celtic Glasgow reacts during the Pre Season Friendly between SK Rapid Wien and Celtic Glasgow at Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadium on July 6, 2014
John Collins: 'Virgil van Dijk to stay at Celtic for Champions League qualifiers'
Celtic assistant manager John Collins says that Virgil van Dijk will stay at the club for the Champions League qualifiers in July.
Jun 19, 14:29
Celtic assistant manager John Collins during the UEFA Europa League group D match against Dinamo Zagreb on October 2, 2014
John Collins pleads with Celtic fans ahead of Inter Milan trip
First-team coach John Collins appeals to those Celtic fans travelling to Italy for the second leg of their Europa League tie against Inter Milan to be on their best behaviour.
Feb 25, 11:47
Celtic assistant manager John Collins during the UEFA Europa League group D match against Dinamo Zagreb on October 2, 2014
John Collins eyes English draw for Celtic in Europa League
Celtic number two John Collins thinks that Liverpool dropping into the Europa League is "great" for the competition and would relish facing an English side in the last 32.
Dec 10, 15:14
Manager Ronny Deila of Celtic Glasgow reacts on the touchline during the Pre Season Friendly between SK Rapid Wien and Celtic Glasgow at Gerhard-Hanappi-Stadium on July 6, 2014
John Collins: 'Ronny Deila will be fine'
John Collins insists that new manager Ronny Deila will be fine as Celtic boss, despite their defeat in midweek.
Aug 2, 14:39
Celtic's Scott Brown is shown a straight red card in the second half against Barcelona during their Champions League group match on October 1, 2013
Ronny Deila: 'Scott Brown, John Collins can work together'
New Celtic boss Ronny Deila insists that John Collins and Scott Brown can work together at Parkhead.
Jun 19, 12:39
The Celtic squad celebrate winning the 2013-2014 Championship after the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ross County at Celtic Park Stadium on March 29, 2014
John Collins joins Celtic coaching team
John Collins returns to Scottish champions Celtic in the role of assistant manager to Ronny Deila.
Jun 17, 14:16
Papa Bouba Diop scores the only goal of the game for Senegal against France on May 31, 2002.
Top five opening World Cup matches
With two days to go until the World Cup gets underway, Sports Mole picks out five of the tournament's best opening encounters.
Jun 10, 11:14
Nicky Barmby scores for Everton away at West Ham United on February 26, 2000.
On this day: Nicky Barmby hat-trick downs West Ham United
Back on this day in 2000, three goals from Nicky Barmby help ease Everton to victory away at West Ham United.
Feb 26, 10:06
A general view of the stadium before the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Southampton at Craven Cottage on February 1, 2014
John Collins: 'Felix Magath is a huge gamble for Fulham'
Former Fulham midfielder John Collins believes that the club is taking a "huge gamble" by appointing Felix Magath as first-team manager.
Feb 18, 17:04
Dimitar Berbatov of Fulham reacts after a missed chance on goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Fulham and Swansea City at Craven Cottage on November 23, 2013
John Collins backs Dimitar Berbatov exit from Fulham
John Collins believes that Fulham could benefit if Dimitar Berbatov leaves the club in January.
Dec 4, 10:04
Manchester United's Nani is shown a red card during the second half against Real Madrid on March 5, 2013
John Collins hits out at Roy Keane over Nani red card
Former Scotland international John Collins says that he is disappointed with Roy Keane's remarks about Nani's recent red card.
Mar 6, 22:36



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