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Author: Taran Dhamrait - Sun 5 Apr 20

Celtic are excited to announce that Ian Johnson will join Simon Haworth’s coaching staff for the 2020/21 season.

Ian who joins Celtic from Marine, had been First-Team Coach at the club under Neil Young since May 2018.

He had a brief spell as Caretaker Manager in September 2018.

The 37 year-old is a former footballer who first crossed paths with Simon Haworth in 2001 when they were both at Wigan Athletic.

Ian played for Marine in 2003 before returning to the club in May 2018 as part of the First-Team coaching staff.

This season, Marine have done well and find themselves in third place in the Northern Premier League North West Division.

Before his coaching spell at Marine, Ian was Assistant Manger to Simon Haworth during his two-year spell in charge of Clitheroe.

Now they pair are reunited for the third time and Simon Haworth couldn’t be happier: "I’m delighted that Jonno has joined us at Stalybridge.

"He worked with me at Clitheroe and went to Marine to gain some experience in a different environment.

"We are very happy for him to join us at Celtic."

Ian added: "Simon and I go back nearly 20 years from our time at Wigan Athletic together and we've previously worked together at Clitheroe.

"When he asked me to join his staff again it was an offer I couldn't turn down.

"I’ve been at Marine the last 2 season's with Neil Young who I have great respect for and friendship with, I just want to thank him for everything he's done for me.

"Regarding the new season I can't wait to get going again with Simon and the lads whenever that may be! Hopefully in the not too distant future."

You can welcome Ian on Twitter @johnsonian09

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