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Celtic give classy response after 6-year-old applied for manager job

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Scottish champions Glasgow Celtic have responded to a six-year-old fan's optimistic managerial vacancy application, officially thanking the youngster for showing an interest in the position.

Hoops fan Aiden Headridge, a schoolboy from from Dundee, thought he'd try his luck after Neil Lennon left the club last month, and sent a letter to Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell applying for the manager role himself.

After a hard decision process, the club went with Ronny Deila instead, but Lawwell was so impressed with Aiden that he wrote back and included a gift.

The letter reads:

Dear Aiden,

Thank you for your letter and for taking the time to write me. I was very pleased to receive your letter.

As you will know, we have appointed Ronny Deila as the new football manager. I believe Ronny has the knowledge, enthusiasm and confidence that is necessary to take the club forward and deliver continued success. I am very exited about this new phase in the Club's history and I hope that you and your family are too.

I am really pleased to learn that you would like to be the Celtic manager and maybe one day that will happen. In the meantime, I hope you are enjoying school and are looking forward to the summer holidays.

Thanks again for taking the time to write Aiden. I've enclosed a small gift which I hope you will like.

Very best wishes,

Peter Lawwell
Chief Executive

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