Celtic flop Marvin Compper appointed deputy director of Russian giant Lokomotiv Moscow

EX-CELTIC flop Marvin Compper has been appointed deputy director of Lokomotiv Moscow.

The 36-year-old former Germany international cost Celtic £ 1million when he signed in January 2018, but was completely frozen at Parkhead and only made one lone game for the Hoops – a 3-0 Scottish Cup victory over Morton.

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Marvin Compper signed for Celtic in January 2018Credit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow
He was on the outskirts of Parkhead

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He was on the outskirts of ParkheadCredit: Kenny Ramsay – The Sun Glasgow

He was cleared to leave to return to his homeland and played his first game for an incredible 505 days when he made his debut for Duisburg last year.

But after a season spent in the lower leagues of Germany, Compper announced his retirement at the age of 35 and became an assistant coach at Duisburg.

He is now wanted by Russian giants Lokomotiv, now led by German boss Markus Gisdol, who once ruled Hamburg and Cologne in his homeland.

And Compper was chosen to assist him, with the club currently in fourth place, five points behind leaders Zenit St Petersburg.

Meanwhile, Aberdeen skipper Scott Brown fondly remembers how Walter Smith told him to “cause carnage” as he paid homage to the Rangers legend.

The former Light Blues manager has died at the age of 73 following a period of illness.

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Brown made his Scotland debut by Smith in a 1-1 draw against the United States in 2005 and still counts his advice from the night as one of his best in the game.

He said: “Walter was a fantastic man and he was the one who gave me my first Scottish cap many years ago.


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“He gave me a little advice. He said, ‘Wee man, go cause the carnage.

“To be honest I scored a goal but I was offside. It was a fantastic opportunity.”


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