Joe Hart – “I think he could end up being a cult hero for Celtic,” Ex-Man Utd star

Callum McGregor revealed that the Celtic players were thanking Joe Hart in the dressing room at Tynecastle on Saturday in the Scottish Cup semi-final after the former England goalkeeper pulled off two saves in quick succession to deny Hearts an equaliser.

Celtic had taken the lead in the early stages through Aaron Mooy then added a second just before the interval with this one being scored by Kyogo who quite remarkably been left out of the Japan squad announced today alongside his teammate Reo Hatate with a dig from the Japan manager coming towards the standard of the Scottish Premiership.

Yet Joe Hart’s saves at the weekend were as good as you’d see anywhere as indeed were the goals from the Australian midfielder and the Japanese striker, who has outscored every other striker named in the Japan squad.

And now the former Manchester United defender Paul Parker, speaking to Danish media outlet SpilXperten reckons that Joe Hart is becoming a cult hero at Celtic and reckons that he should relish the last few years of his playing career at a club where is is appreciated and treated well.

“Joe Hart was kicked out of Man City and he handled it very poorly. And then he went on loan at a few clubs before he joined Tottenham just to be a second choice,” Parker recalled.

“His career was on a downfall but he has reinvented his career at the biggest club in Scotland. He must really enjoy playing there and I think he could end up being a cult hero for Celtic.”

Parker believes that Joe Hart should enjoy his time at end his career at Celtic. “Does he have the level to play in the Premier League? I don’t think so but why would he also want to move back? He has established himself as a key player at Celtic and they love him.

“He is old and he should enjoy the end of his career at Celtic. And what more would you want than being a loved figure at that amazing club? I’m sure he is not complaining at all,” the former Manchester United defender stated.


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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

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