Celtic Fans Hijack Shaun Maloney’s Return With Pleas to Sign Patrick Roberts

Celtic Fans Hijack Shaun Maloney’s Return With Pleas to Sign Patrick Roberts

Celtic confirmed Shaun Maloney is back at Parkhead as a development coach this afternoon, however, it’s clearly not the ‘return’ Hoops fans are praying for.

Yes, as the club confirmed Maloney’s new role following his retirement on Twitter, Celtic fans immediately inundated the post with pleas to re-sign Patrick Roberts.

Maloney spent 10 years as a Celtic player over two spells, winning five league titles and as many Scottish Cups.

Aberdeen had been linked with a move for the midfielder earlier in the transfer window, however, Dons boss Derek McInnes eventually conceded that Maloney was set on retirement.

And while the 34-year-old will be a great example for Celtic’s young players – as someone who’s been there and done it – all the club’s supporters really want is to see Roberts back in Glasgow.

The Englishman spent the last two seasons on loan at Parkhead and formed an immediate bond with fans due to his impressive performances:


Will Roberts continue to make an impact if he signs on a permanent basis, let us know your thoughts!


Staff Editor

More in Football

How Successful Has the Return of the Bundesliga Been?

Jonny BoyleJune 17, 2020

Why Bayern Munich May Be One More Tough Test Away From the Bundesliga Title

Jonny BoyleJune 3, 2020

Are Hakim Ziyech’s Comments About the 2018-19 Champions League Final Fair?

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

EFL League One Playoff Decision Puts Paul Lambert’s Ipswich Position at Risk

Jonny BoyleJune 2, 2020

Fun Things That Sports Fans Can Do At Home During The Coronavirus Lockdown

Jonny BoyleMay 18, 2020

Bookmakers Will Be Watching Closely as Footballing Authorities Decided Season Outcome

Daniel CawApril 10, 2020

France Football Select Celtic Kit as One of the Greatest Football Strips of All-Time

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Bundesliga Set to Resume Next Month – But Behind Closed Doors Until 2021

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020

Sadio Mane Admits He Was ‘Thinking About Man Utd’ Before His Liverpool Move

Daniel CawApril 9, 2020