Celtic release Kapo
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Scottish league leaders Celtic have released Olivier Kapo just three months after signing the French midfielder. Kapo had made just two appearances for the Hoops since moving to Glasgow on a short-term contract in November.

Celtic always had an option to cancel the former Birmingham City and Wigan Athletic star's contract this month and although they were willing to consider a short extension, Kapo rejected that offer.

We were willing to look at an extension to this short term contract with Olivier. However, he was not willing to accept these terms.
Neil Lennon, Celtic manager

Hoops manager Neil Lennon told the club's website: "These are the facts. Olivier Kapo signed a contract with the club which allowed us to terminate on January 10, 2011. Celtic took this option to terminate as we felt he had not done enough to justify a longer-term contract.

"We were willing to look at an extension to this short term contract with Olivier. However, he was not willing to accept these terms. Clearly, everyone at the club wishes Olivier well for the future."