By Danny Wright
Former England international Stan Collymore has told Martin O’Neill that he should have signed him for Celtic back in the earlier part of his management career.
Collymore has always made clear of his support for the Bhoys and has suggested that he has regrets for never having the chance to have played at Parkhead.
O’Neill is currently trying to get the Republic of Ireland to qualify for the World Cup is Russia – where Collymore has been working – next year with the second leg of their play-off with Denmark on Tuesday night.
And when the ex-Liverpool and Aston Villa star met up with his old Leicester boss, he suggested that he could teach him some bits of Russian, as well as saying he should have made an effort to sign him up in Glasgow.
“Remember that hat-trick against Sunderland? You and Heskey up front,” asked O’Neill when talking to Collymore about their days at Leicester, as quoted by the Daily Record.
The former attacker replied: “I remember it well. You should have taken me to Celtic, mind. But never mind. Maybe in the next lifetime.”
O’Neill spent five years as Celtic manager and won three league titles as well as a domestic treble in 2000/01.
He went on to have spells with Aston Villa and Sunderland in England before taking the Ireland job in 2013, where he works alongside ex-Hoops midfielder Roy Keane.