Former Celtic favourite Charlie Mulgrew looks set for a return to the Scottish Premiership with a move to Dundee United, according to a report. The Daily Mail (via Record Sport) state that favourite for the managerial job, Tam Courts, wants to bring the versatile defender back to The City of Discovery, where he spent a loan spell in 2006.
Mulgrew left Celtic in 2016 after not being offered a new deal by Brendan Rodgers and signed for Blackburn Rovers. In five years at Ewood Park, Mulgrew was loaned out twice to Wigan and Fleetwood Town. Now, the 35-year-old is considering a move back to Scotland.
Mulgrew spent six years at Celtic, making 207 appearances and scoring 28 goals. He would bring a combination of experience and quality to United’s backline as they look to build from their 9th placed finish last season. Since Micky Mellon left, Dundee United look set to promote the Academy’s Courts as the boss and try and push themselves towards a top-six finish next year.
Mulgrew was Lennon’s first signing in 2010 and played a variety of positions in his time at Celtic, including left wing in a win at Ibrox in 2011. Although, his best moment in the Hoops was probably his diving header in the 3-0 win back in March 2012. Mulgrew won five league titles and two Scottish Cups as well as winning the Player of the Year accolades in 2012 for a stunning season, in which he deputised as a central defender.