Elena Sadiku follows in footsteps of Wim Jansen’s Celtic story

Elena Sadiku lost her first two games, just as Wim Jansen had done as Celtic manager back in 1997, then went on to deliver an historic title win on the last day of the season to break Rangers hearts and give the supporters inside Celtic Park an afternoon that they’ll never forget.

9 May 1998: Celtic Coach Wim Jansen and Murdo McLeod celebrate after a Scottish Premier League match against St Johnstone at Celtic Park. Celtic won the match 2-0 to become the league champions.Photo Shaun Botterill/Allsport

We have been featuring The Celtic Star match day photos today as we celebrate a first ever Women’s Title for Celtic Football Club and another first for Celtic, becoming the first club to win both the men’s and the women’s title in the same season.

Hopefully Celtic are getting the photos take with all the players in the two squads to make the most of that achievement.

It has to be said that Elena Sadiku has done a great coaching job since arriving in January to replace Fran Alonso, whose success at Celtic got him the Houston Dash job in the biggest women’s league in world football.

This summer we’re going to see what Elena can do in the transfer market and she’s previously told The Celtic Star that her plans for that are already underway, with the players she wants to bring in already identified.

With Champions League qualification guaranteed she is hopefully going to be backed by Michael Nicholson and the Celtic Board so that she is operating at least on the same level as theRangers. For every fiver we spent this season they spent a tenner but we are the Champions!

Here’s Elena’s photos from Celtic Park yesterday afternoon…

Still to come – our title winning celebration photos from Celtic Park yesterday afternoon plus images of despair from theRangers camp as news filers through that Amy Gallacher had scored at Celtic Park in the 90th minute…you don’t want to miss them!

About Author

The Celtic Star founder and editor David Faulds has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

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