Massimo Donati has reflected upon his experience as a coach at Kilmarnock under Angelo Alessio as he targets Celtic Park.

The Italian midfielder has had several spells in Scottish football. His first introduction was at Celtic, where he became a cult hero over his two year stint, leaving in 2009. Donati returned to Scottish football seven years later at Hamilton Accies.

Donati was a Kilmarnock coach.

28th October 2017, Dens Park, Dundee, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Dundee versus Hamilton Academical; Hamiltons Massimo Donati, who was sent off during the match, speaks to referee Greg Aitken after the final whistle (Photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

A short spell at St Mirren was to follow next before he took his first steps into coaching alongside Alessio at Kilmarnock, the former Chelsea and Juventus coach lasting less than half a season at Rugby Park last season. It might not have worked as he planned but it was still a great period for Donati.

Returning to Celtic would be the dream for Killie’s ex-coach: “Working at Kilmarnock was a great experience. I have big plans as a manager in the future, I am just waiting for the right opportunity and I can’t wait for it to arrive. I have had many good coaches in my career and I have always tried to ‘steal’ something from each of them to be ready when my time comes.”

“Celtic is really a great club, not even I was aware of its greatness until I found myself living it every day. From the point of view of the organisation (and not only that) it is very similar to Milan. My dream is to become manager of Celtic one day.”

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