Adam Asghar emerges as Celtic under 18s coach leading candidate after impressing Brendan Rodgers

Adam Asghar has reportedly emerged as the leading candidate to become Celtic's under 18s coach after "impressing" Brendan Rodgers.

The Hoops are on the lookout for a new coach to replace Darren O'Dea who was recently promoted to the player pathways manager at the club. Asghar is currently the Southampton under 21s coach but the Daily Record report that he has caught the attention of the manager with his wealth of experience.

Asghar is at the top of the list having also worked in first-team football at Dundee United under the guidance of Tam Courts as well as Liam Fox and Micky Mellon before he would eventually leave for Sunderland where he ran Manchester City close to the under-19 Premier League.

Now he faces a challenge from two former Celtic players in retired defender Charlie Mulgrew and current Aberdeen star Jonny Hayes.

We at Football Scotland told you Mulgrew had already been interviewed twice about the role.