Emotion drew Mowbray back to Celtic
Tony Mowbray revealed his emotional time at Celtic as a player encouraged him to return as the club's new manager.
Mowbray was unveiled as the new manager after agreeing a 12-month rolling contract with the Glasgow giants yesterday.
Mowbray, who lost his first wife Bernadette to cancer when he was a Hoops defender in the 1990s, will be joined in the east end of Glasgow by Mark Venus, his assistant at West Bromwich Albion, and Peter Grant, his first-team coach at Albion and a former Celtic team-mate.
Mowbray was flanked by chairman John Reid and chief executive Peter Lawwell at Celtic Park and the former Hawthorns manager said: "I am delighted, elated, and hugely honoured to be sitting here today.
"I can't wait to get started.
"I played here for four years in the 1990s when the club wasn't at its greatest heights, but I was overwhelmed by the great support the Celtic family gave me," he said. "
"I was engulfed by thousands and thousands of messages of goodwill when I left and it leaves you with a warmth so when this opportunity arose for me I felt drawn."