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Celtic cult hero Cadete keen for coaching return

Celtic striker Jorge Cadete leaps above Gary Locke of Hearts to score his 28th goal of the 1996-97 season. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Celtic striker Jorge Cadete leaps above Gary Locke of Hearts to score his 28th goal of the 1996-97 season. Picture: Ian Rutherford

FORMER Celtic striker Jorge Cadete has met with Neil Lennon over a possible return to Parkhead as a strikers’ coach.

The Portuguese striker, who scored 33 goals in his only full season at the club from 1996 to 1997, remains a cult hero at Celtic. Cadete met with Lennon at last season’s Scottish Cup final, and again at the Stiliyan Petrov charity match earlier this year.

Cadete told the Express: “I spoke with Neil Lennon after the Scottish Cup about this position.

“I am waiting and hope that I can do something to help.

“If they want me I am available. It would be a pleasure and honour to work at Celtic.”

Celtic are currently without a dedicated forwards’ coach, with first team coach Danny McGrain working closely with new striker Amido Balde.

Cadete said: “Many clubs in Europe have a striker coach because it is a specific position on the field, just like a goalkeeper. (A good) striker can give 20 points a season and they are very important.”

 

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