His solid performances for club and country caught the eye of Jozef Venglos, coach at Celtic. In November 1998 Johan Mjällby signed for Celtic for a fee of around £1,200,000 and was given 35 as his squad number, which he retained throughout his time at Celtic. He made his debut for the Scottish side in the famous 5–1 victory over arch rivals Rangers in the role of central defence. The rest of season 1998/99 saw Johan play increasingly in the role of central defence, a role in which he grew to prominence.
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Celtic FC News: Former assistant coach Johan Mjallby has expressed his desire to return to Celtic.
The former Hoops centre-back and assistant gave an unequivocal answer when asked the big question...
Former Celtic player and coach Johan Mjallby has confirmed that he would return to the club if asked this summer.
The Hoops defender admits he began to get some ideas above his station before being issued with a swift reminder...
The notion that he could be the next Virgil van Dijk practically brings Kristoffer Ajer out in hives...
Former Celtic assistant manager Johan Mjallby has praised Scott Brown for his decision to stay in Scotland and reject advances from the Premier League.
Johan Mjallby wants to see Kristofer Ajer become “another Van Dijk.” But not in terms of doing anything with Celtic.
Former Celtic defender Johan Mjallby says Kristoffer Ajer can follow in Virgil van Dijk’s footsteps...
Jeremy Toljan has been a Scottish Premiership regular since he joined Celtic on loan from Bundesliga title chasers Borussia Dortmund in January...
Celtic great Johan Mjallby’s comments show exactly why the Hoops can still aim high in their managerial pursuit.