Paul Hartley

Paul Hartley was born in Hamilton on 19 October 1976 (age 43).

Paul Hartley · Photo: Vagelis Georgariou

From Wikipedia: Hartley signed for Celtic for £1.1 million on a two-and-a-half-year contract, with the option for a further year, in January 2007. Despite having a mediocre start to his Celtic career in the second half of the 2006–07 season, Hartley enjoyed a very good 2007–08 season. On 15 August 2007, he scored his first goal for the club in their Champions League 3rd qualifying round tie against Russian side Spartak Moscow.

Gordon Strachan usually employed Hartley, who had played as an attacking midfielder for Hearts, in a more defensive role. Hartley was one of Celtic’s key players in the defence of their league title at the end of the 2007–08 season in which Celtic had to win all seven of their remaining matches, two against arch-rivals Rangers. Playing in the centre of midfield with Barry Robson, Hartley helped Celtic to their third league title in a row.

Hartley featured less for Celtic during the 2008–09 season and was released by new manager Tony Mowbray on 1 July 2009.

Soccerlens · Feb 16

‘He could play at any level’ – Former Hoops ace drools over 26-yr-old Celtic player

originally posted on Sportslens.com Former Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley has lavished praise on Callum McGregor.

Celts Are Here · Feb 15

‘He could play at any level’ – Celtic star hailed by Paul Hartley

With the amount of football that he plays every season, Callum McGregor’s consistency is an absolute miracle.

BBC · Feb 15

The midfielder ‘who can do everything’ – Hartley hails Celtic’s McGregor

Celtic’s Callum McGregor “could play at any level”, says former Parkhead midfielder Paul Hartley as Neil Lennon’s side aim to extend their Pittodrie wining streak to nine matches on Sunday...

67HailHail · Jan 28

Former star sends Celtic a January transfer warning as deadline approaches

Former Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley has warned the club not to flood Neil Lennon’s squad with new faces in the final stages of the transfer window, The Daily Record report...

EatSleepSport · Jan 28

Former Hoops ace preaches transfer caution

Paul Hartley has warned Celtic not to “overload” their squad before the close of the January transfer window...

In Squad We Trust: Hartley Backs Hoops

NEIL LENNON has spent £5.5million in bringing in two new players in Polish striker Patryk Klimala and Ivorian midfielder Ismaila Soro this month.

Daily Record · Jan 28

Paul Hartley urges Celtic transfer caution as he recalls Rangers title heartbreak

The Cove Rangers boss believes signing too many players in January can have a detrimental impact...

Celts Are Here · Nov 22, 2019

Hugh Keevins Responds to Scott Brown Altercation

After Scott Brown told the story about his chance meeting with Hugh Keevins on international break over ten years ago we threw it back to Shug on social media who gave us this reply on Friday night...

VideoCelts · Nov 22, 2019

Scott Brown amuses fans with Keevins confrontation and car park signing talks with Rangers

According to the broadcaster it required the intervention of Paul Hartley to ensure a dry solution but in front of 3,000 Celtic fans at the Hydro last night Brown shared his version of the incident...

The Terrace · Aug 1, 2019

Lower League Bonanza

Joel Sked is joined by lower league experts Shaughan McGuigan and Craig G Telfer for a bumper lower league preview show.

Daily Record · Jul 3, 2019

Paul Hartley named Cove Rangers boss as ex-Celtic star returns to management

Former Falkirk and Dundee manager will lead the ambitious Aberdeenshire side on their first foray into the SPFL...

BBC Sportsound · Apr 9, 2019

Sportsound Podcast: 09 Apr 19

It’s Championship Tuesday and we were joined by former Alloa, Falkirk and Dundee manager Paul Hartley and Partick Thistle striker Kris Doolan...

The Scotsman · Mar 28, 2019

Paul Hartley: Impossible for Rangers – but you never know!

Paul Hartley knows what a lost cause looks like in a title race...

Celtic Quick News · Mar 28, 2019

Hoops Double-Act Back Lenny

FORMER Celts John Hartson and Paul Hartley are backing former team-mate Neil Lennon in his bid to become permanent manager of Celtic.

Celtic Quick News · Mar 27, 2019

Game Over, Reckons Old Bhoy

FORMER Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley reckons the Premiership title race will be OVER if Neil Lennon’s men win at Parkhead on Sunday.

67HailHail · Mar 27, 2019

“Title over” Ex Celtic star makes prediction about title race

Former Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley believes the title race is over if Celtic beat Rangers on Sunday.

Sky Sports · Mar 26, 2019

‘Celtic win will end title race’

The Scottish title race will be over if Celtic win Sunday’s O** F*** clash, according to former Hoops midfielder Paul Hartley...

Daily Record · Mar 12, 2019

How Celtic keeper Scott Bain has gone from a building site to Scotland keeper in just eight years

Bain has been thrust into the top spot for club and perhaps now country – and his old boss Paul Hartley has backed him to handle both...

BBC Sportsound · Mar 9, 2019

Sportsound Podcast : Hibs v Rangers draw overshadowed by fan confronting Rangers captain James Tavernier.

Neil McCann & Paul Hartley assess Hibs & Rangers drawing 1-1 at Easter Road...

Celts Are Here · Feb 12, 2019

Parkhead Shakedown – Midfielder Demanded Pay Rise from Peter Lawwell

PAUL HARTLEY has told OpenGoal Sports his former Celtic teammate Barry Robson tried to get a new deal just ONE week into his Celtic career.

Open Goal · Feb 11, 2019

Si Ferry Meets. Paul Hartley | Romanov Era, Hearts Scottish Cup Win, Celtic 3IAR, Champions League

An amazing insight into the career of one of the country’s top central midfield players in recent times as Paul Hartley candidly looks back on the big moments of his career including the explosive reign of Vladimir Romanov at Hearts which brought excitement as well as madness to Tynecastle...

Open Goal · Feb 11, 2019

Si Ferry Meets. Paul Hartley | Romanov Era, Hearts Scottish Cup Win, Celtic 3IAR, Champions League

Watch “Si Ferry Meets. Paul Hartley | Romanov Era, Hearts Scottish Cup Win, Celtic 3IAR, Champions League” by Open Goal.

Daily Record · Feb 11, 2019

Former Celtic star Paul Hartley recalls crazy prank Thomas Gravesen pulled on Steven Pressley

Gravesen’s stunt after a Champions League qualifier in Moscow did not impress his colleague...

BBC Sportsound · Dec 16, 2018

Sportsound Podcast : 16 Dec 18. Hibs impressive win prevents Celtic going top of the Premiership table

Richard Gordon, Paul Hartley & Kenny Miller assess Hibs 2-0 league win over Celtic at Easter Road, preventing the champions from going top...

Off the Ball · Dec 15, 2018

Off the Ball Podcast: 15 Dec 18

With Paul Hartley and Brown Ferguson. Pumped, Up Close and Personal and Best Move I Ever Made – TOTW Headwear XI...

Celts Are Here · Oct 28, 2018

I Shouldn’t Have Signed For Celtic – Former Celt’s Parkhead Regret

You don’t get many people who will tell you they had some regret signing for Celtic but it appears that former defender Steven Pressley has regrets about his move to the club under Gordon Strachan...

BBC Sportsound · Oct 26, 2018

Sportsound Podcast: 26 Oct 18: Scott McDonald, Billy Dodds & Paul Hartley

Scott McDonald, Billy Dodds & Paul Hartley join David Currie to preview the league cup semi-finals plus Paul Hartley picks the best 5 players he has played with in his career...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 17, 2018

McCann, Miller and sacking managers

If we are going to be fair to Neil McCann (I realise this is not a necessity), he produced a remarkable turnaround when appointed manager at Dundee in April last year.

VideoCelts · Oct 16, 2018

Neil McCann is sacked

The ‘EBT’ recipient replaced Paul Hartley on a caretaker basis in April 2017 and was convinced to take the job on a permanent basis after initially opting to return to Sky Sports...

BBC Sportsound · Oct 7, 2018

Sportsound : 07 Oct 18. Celtic score 6 in St Johnstone hammering whilst Rangers inflict league leaders Hearts first defeat.

Richard Gordon, Peter Houston and Paul Hartley discuss Celtic’s improved form as the champions put 6 past St Johnstone...

Celts Are Here · Aug 27, 2018

Former Celtic Midfielder Axed – Club Claim ‘Mutual Agreement’

PAUL HARTLEY has tonight left his post as Falkirk boss by ‘mutual agreement’ according to Falkirk’s statement.

SPFL TV · Jul 11, 2018

Scottish Football Hotshots – Paul Hartley

Paul Hartley was one of the best goal scoring midfielders in the Scottish top flight whilst playing for Hearts in the mid-2000s.

HITC · Mar 13, 2018

Celtic want 26-year-old next season, and his ex-manager’s comments could explain why

Scott Bain, who joined Brendan Rodgers’s Celtic on loan from Dundee in the January transfer window, has previously worked with Falkirk manager Paul Hartley...

Celtic FC · Jan 25, 2018

Conor Hazard joins Falkirk on loan

CELTIC goalkeeper Conor Hazard has joined Falkirk on loan until June...

BBC Sportsound · Dec 19, 2017

Sportsound Podcast: 19 Dec 17

A possible new signing for Celtic, AGM news from Hearts & Aberdeen + we talk to Partick Thistle manager Alan Archibald & Falkirk boss Paul Hartley...

Daily Record · Oct 7, 2017

Brendan Rodgers and Derek McInnes gave me the belief to return after Dundee sacking reveals new Falkirk boss Paul Hartley

Celtic boss Rodgers invited Hartley to the Hoops’ Lennoxtown base and the new Bairns boss says the support of his fellow managers played a big part in him making a quick return...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 15, 2017

‘Brendan Every Right To Be Angry,’ Insists Hartley

PAUL HARTLEY reckons Brendan Rodgers had every right to have a go at the Celtic players after the 5-0 loss against Paris Saint-Germain...

Evening Times · Sep 15, 2017

Paul Hartley: Rodgers right to have a go at Celtic players for PSG defeat

Rodgers slated his team for playing “like under-12s” in the first-half of their 5-0 hammering from PSG on Tuesday night...

Daily Record · Sep 6, 2017

Former Dundee boss Paul Hartley keen to return to management

The ex-Celtic and Scotland midfielder was sacked by the Dens Park club in April but admits he wants to get back into the fray...

BBC Sportsound · Sep 6, 2017

Sportsound Podcast: 6 Sep 17

Paul Hartley and Northern Ireland’s Michael O’Neill look at Scotland’s qualifying chances...

VideoCelts · Aug 29, 2017

Ten years on from one of the greatest European nights at Celtic Park

Gordon Strachan’s side had earned a 1-1 draw away to Spartak Moscow thanks to a goal from Paul Hartley but there was still a lot of work to be done to complete the job and earn a place in the group stage of the Champions League...

The Scotsman · Aug 12, 2017

Rumour Mill: Celtic target Rivaldo Coetzee | Hartley for Hearts boss | Lennon on Ibrox abuse

Celtic target Rivaldo Coetzee; Paul Hartley joins list of interviewees to succee Ian Cathro; plus more news and gossip in Saturday’s Rumour Mill...

BBC Sportsound · Jul 20, 2017

Sportsound Podcast: 20 Jul 17

Full-time reaction to Siroki Brijeg 0-2 Aberdeen (Aberdeen win 3-1 – agg) with Richard Gordon, Willie Miller, Michael Grant and Paul Hartley...

The Scotsman · Jun 16, 2017

Rumour Mill: Huddersfield join Patrick Roberts race | Hartley threatens to liquidate Dundee | EPL trio chase Simunovic

Huddersfield have joined the race to sign ex-Celtic winger Patrick Roberts, former boss Paul Hartley is threatening to liquidate Dundee over an unpaid debt, and a trio of Premier League clubs are chasing Celtic midfielder Jozo Simunovic...

The Scotsman · Jun 16, 2017

Rumour Mill: Huddersfield join Roberts race | Hartley threatens to liquidate Dundee | EPL trio chase Simunovic

Huddersfield have joined the race to sign ex-Celtic winger Patrick Roberts, former boss Paul Hartley is threatening to liquidate Dundee over an unpaid debt, and a trio of Premier League clubs are chasing Celtic midfielder Jozo Simunovic...

Herald Scotland · May 23, 2017

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers’ pep talk has Paul Hartley ready for return to hotseat

This was the story of Paul Hartley’s season at Dundee...

Herald Scotland · May 23, 2017

Celtic manager Brendan Rodgers’ pep talk has Paul Hartley ready for return to hotseat

This was the story of Paul Hartley’s season at Dundee...

The Scotsman · May 23, 2017

Aberdeen must score before Celtic to win Scottish Cup – Hartley

Former Aberdeen and Celtic midfielder Paul Hartley believes that the underdogs can have their day at Hampden on Saturday – but only if Derek McInnes’ side can draw first blood...

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