John Collins

Read all the news about John Collins. John Collins was born in Galashiels on 31 January 1968 (age 50).

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In June 2014, Collins was appointed to the position of assistant manager at Celtic. He left the club at the end of the 2015–16 season, at the same time as Deila.

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Soccer Souls · Oct 18

Arsenal would have won the league under Wenger had they signed £75m star in 2015

Why Arsenal and Wenger committed a blunder by not signing Virgil van Dijk According to reports in Express, Arsenal turned down an opportunity sign Virgil van Dijk when he was at Celtic before joining Southampton.

Soccer Souls · Oct 18
HITC · Sep 24

Brendan Rodgers ignored calls to sign 27-year-old for Liverpool, says former international

Liverpool and Arsenal turned down the chance to sign Virgil van Dijk when he was at Celtic, says John Collins...

HITC · Sep 24
Talking Baws · Sep 24

Arsenal Rejected Van Dijk For £12M Because He Was ‘Too Nonchalant’, Claims John Collins

Virgil van Dijk could have been an Arsenal player for just £12 million – but the club’s scouting department thought the centre-back was a bit ‘too nonchalant’, according to former Celtic coach John Collins...

Talking Baws · Sep 24
The42.ie · Sep 23

Arsenal snubbed Van Dijk for £12m as he was ‘too nonchalant’

Former Celtic assistant manager John Collins has revealed that the Gunners passed up the opportunity to sign the Dutchman during his time in Scotland...

The42.ie · Sep 23
Daily Record · Sep 23

‘Come on the Rangers’ Andy Gray trolls John Collins on live TV after Celtic defeat

The former Ibrox star loved getting one over his colleague as the ex-Hoops star was left stunned with developments against Kilmarnock...

Daily Record · Sep 23
Celts Are Here · Sep 23

‘Rodgers Wasn’t Sure’ – Costly £63million Error For Celtic Player’s Transfer

JOHN COLLINS has lifted the lid on the deal which took Virgil van Dijk to the Premier League with Southampton and how two of the top clubs in England missed out on him because of their Scottish Football prejudices...

Celts Are Here · Sep 23
Tribal Football · Sep 23

Collins: Liverpool defender Van Dijk will be better than Ramos

Former Celtic coach John Collins says Liverpool defender Virgil van Dijk can be the best in the world.Collins was with Celtic when they sold Van Dijk to Southampton.Read more on Tribal Football...

Tribal Football · Sep 23
Tribal Football · Sep 22

Collins reveals Liverpool, Arsenal blunders: Rodgers, Rowley rejected Van Dijk

Former Celtic assistant coach John Collins has revealed how Arsenal rejected the chance to sign Virgil van Dijk.The Liverpool defender had been watched by various Premier League clubs during his time at Celtic Park.Read more on Tribal Football...

Tribal Football · Sep 22
Caught Offside · Sep 22

Video: Why Arsenal turned down £12m Virgil van Dijk transfer before record-breaking Liverpool move

Former Celtic coach John Collins has revealed the reason Arsenal turned down the transfer of Virgil van Dijk while he was in Scotland.

Caught Offside · Sep 22
101 Great Goals · Sep 22

John Collins reveals why Arsenal rejected Liverpool’s Virgil van Dijk

Arsenal & Virgil van Dijk Former Celtic assistant boss John Collins was a guest pundit on bein Sports on Saturday.

101 Great Goals · Sep 22
HITC · May 21

Has former Celtic assistant manager shown Scottish teams how to beat them?

Celtic have become the first team in history to win back-to-back domestic trebles, and John Collins believes rivals showed them too much respect...

HITC · May 21
Inside Futbol · Apr 29

Yes, Liverpool Will Help Steven Gerrard Out At Rangers, Former Celtic Assistant Says

Ex-Celtic assistant John Collins is sure Liverpool will send players to Rangers on loan if Steven Gerrard takes over at Ibrox...

Inside Futbol · Apr 29
Evening Times · Mar 14

John Collins: Celtic captain Scott Brown can dominate Rangers games for years to come after ending his Scotland career

JOHN Collins today predicted that Celtic skipper Scott Brown can continue to dominate Glasgow derbies for years to come – after calling time on his Scotland career...

Evening Times · Mar 14
Evening Times · Mar 14

John Collins: Celtic captain Scott Brown can dominate Rangers games for years to come

Parkhead great Collins watched every minute of the Ladbrokes Premiership match at Ibrox on Sunday afternoon and marvelled at the display of Brown in midfield...

Evening Times · Mar 14

‘Why It’s Celtic for Me,’ Collins

FORMER Celtic midfielder John Collins admitted caretaker boss Graeme Murty has improved the Ibrox side in recent months...

Celts Are Here · Oct 26, 2017

Former Celt Turned Down Leicester Job

FORMER Celtic player and coach John Collins revealed this week that he turned down a job offer to return the English Premier League...

Celts Are Here · Oct 26, 2017
90min.com · Oct 26, 2017

Ex-Scotland International John Collins Reveals Why He Turned Down Offer to Be Leicester Assistant

Former Celtic midfielder John Collins has revealed why he turned down Claude Puel’s offer to become Leicester City’s assistant manager...

90min.com · Oct 26, 2017
Inside Futbol · Oct 26, 2017

Claude Puel Called Me – Former Celtic Assistant Turns Down Leicester Assistant Job

Former Celtic assistant boss John Collins has claimed that he turned down an opportunity to become Claude Puel’s number two at Leicester...

Inside Futbol · Oct 26, 2017
The Scotsman · Oct 20, 2017

I tried to sign John Collins for Rangers, reveals Graeme Souness

Graeme Souness has revealed that he tried to beat Celtic to the signing of John Collins in the late 1980s...

The Scotsman · Oct 20, 2017

Collins Backs Broony

JOHN COLLINS insists the inspirational Scott Brown will continue to dominate in the champions’ midfield for years to come...

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