Celtic legend set for International coaching role

Celtic legend Shunsuke Nakamura looks set to take on a role with the Japanese International team. The 44-year-old retired last year but has since made a move into the dugout as he looks to take the next step in his career.

According to a report by Yahoo Japan, Nakamura will join the coaching staff with the Japan FA alongside his role with Yokohama FC. Japan were beaten in the Quarter Finals of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar with Celtic’s Daizen Maeda helping them top their group, over Germany and Spain.

Nakamura will help a crop of Celtic talents, should they be selected, of Iwata, Maeda, Kyogo, Hatate, Tobiyashi and Ideguchi.

Nakamura’s status as a top talent in European football and Japanese hero made his move to Celtic quite surprising but during that time, he was a revelation for the club. During his time with Celtic, Naka won 3 League Titles, 1 Scottish Cup and 2 League Cups during his time with the club. He is remembered fondly for a selection of stunning strikes, such as the free-kick against Man United or his curling effort against Rangers.

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