John Hughes is ‘in the frame’ to return to Glasgow as manager of Celtic colts following his spell as Ross County manager (Daily Record).

County confirmed last month that Hughes would leave the Highland club ‘to explore further football opportunities.’ The 56-year-old was linked with the vacant managerial position at Dundee United following Micky Mellon’s exit as head coach at Tannadice, but Celtic colts may be Hughes’ next destination, reports suggesting he’s a candidate.

John Hughes could be set for Parkhead.

John Hughes could be set for Parkhead. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Celtic and Rangers have been given the green light to field U20s teams in the Lowland League next season on a strict one-term basis. Celtic believe it will allow their players to develop in a competitive environment. Hughes guided Ross County to a 10th place finish in the Scottish Premiership after replacing Stuart Kettlewell as manager in December.

A former Celtic player, he secured survival in the 2020/21 season with a final day victory over Motherwell at Fir Park in what turned out to be his last match as County manager. Former SFA performance director Malky Mackay has replaced Hughes as manager in Dingwall.

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