Former Celtic favourite seals Championship move, with unique additional role

Former Celtic winger Aiden McGeady has signed a two year deal to join Ayr United. The veteran attacker was a free agent following his departure from Hibs but will join the Somerset Park outfit in their quest for promotion.

McGeady will combine his playing role with a sporting role with the club acting as Technical Manager.

McGeady, a product of Celtic’s youth system, left Paradise in 2010 for Spartak Moscow. The player made over 180 appearances for Celtic and has enjoyed spells with Everton, Preston North End and Sunderland. After twelve years, he returned to the league that propelled him to become a £10m player but instead the Green and White of Hibs.

Despite McGeady’s best days being behind him, he was seen an astute signing by Hibs. He added quality and experience to their squad. However, injuries limited him last season to just 14 appearances.

Aiden McGeady (R) of Celtic celebrates scoring a penalty with Scott McDonald against Rangers during the Co-operative Insurance Cup Final football match at Hampden Park, Glasgow on March 15, 2009. (Photo GRAHAM STUART/AFP via Getty Images)

It is an interesting situation that McGeady finds himself in. Presumably he will be looking at progressing his career in terms of football administration rather than coaching, which is the more traditional route for players.

Hopefully he is able to capitalise upon this opportunity and show he is still a talented player. Recently he had spoken about still having that urge to compete, even in the twilight of his career and given glimpses at Hibs, Ayr supporters could be in for something rather enjoyable.

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