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Mowbray steps down as Celtic manager

Published: Thursday 25 March 2010, 17.22CET
Boss Tony Mowbray has quit Celtic FC less than a year into the job after a 4-0 loss at Saint Mirren FC left his team ten points behind Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers FC.
Mowbray steps down as Celtic manager
Tony Mowbray has left Celtic ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 25 March 2010, 17.22CET

Mowbray steps down as Celtic manager

Boss Tony Mowbray has quit Celtic FC less than a year into the job after a 4-0 loss at Saint Mirren FC left his team ten points behind Scottish Premier League leaders Rangers FC.

Celtic FC have parted company with manager Tony Mowbray following last night's 4-0 Scottish Premier League defeat at Saint Mirren FC.

That was Celtic's first league reverse against the Paisley side in 21 years, leaving them ten points behind reigning champions Rangers FC having played two games more. Former Celtic player Mowbray met chief executive Peter Lawwell today to agree the terms of his departure along with coaching team Mark Venus and Peter Grant, with Neil Lennon becoming caretaker.

The 46-year-old former West Bromwich Albion FC and Hibernian FC manager took over from Gordon Strachan last summer but missed out on the UEFA Champions League with a play-off loss to Arsenal FC. Celtic also finished bottom of their UEFA Europa League group. The Glasgow club remain in the Scottish Cup, with a 10 April semi-final against Ross County FC, and are eight points above third-placed Dundee United FC in the race to earn at least a UEFA Champions League third qualifying round berth. Scotland's title winners go into the group stage.

Last updated: 25/03/10 18.05CET

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