Football: Prophet and Boss O'Neill Backs Paul
Byline: DAVID LEGGAT
CELTIC boss Martin O'Neill reckons Paul Lambert has a great career ahead of him as a manager, writes DAVID LEGGAT.
Lambert says he wants to be a coach when he hangs up his boots and the Parkhead gaffer has given an insight into just how successful he thinks his skipper can be.
O'Neill revealed how his words of advice stopped Lambert walking away from the game when his playing days are over.
He said: "I had a chat with Paul and he had the feeling that when he stopped playing he may even leave the country. He wanted to spend more time with his family and that, of course, is highly commendable.
"But I said to him that you can have a long time out of the game and I know the enthusiasm he shows and the professional way he goes about things shows just how important the game is to him.
"I was giving him a bit of my own experience and he has had such a lot of great experience himself as a player, being in Germany, too, and he would be an excellent coach.
"I'm absolutely certain he has something to offer the game. …