It’s been reported that Belgium coach and former Celtic midfielder Shaun Maloney is under ‘serious consideration’ for the vacant Aberdeen job (Daily Record).

The former playmaker is well-known to Scottish football fans, having starred for the national team and taking in fruitful stints with Celtic. Most recently, he has started his coaching career with the Belgian national team.

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The former Celtic midfielder is coaching with the Belgian national team. ( Photo by Peter De Voecht / Photonews via Getty Images)

Maloney works with world-class players like Kevin De Bruyne in this position alongside manager Roberto Martinez. But the first steps into management could beckon for the former midfielder, who was said to be interested in the Pittodrie role earlier this week.

There are numerous names linked with the vacant Aberdeen job, Stephen Glass thought to be the frontrunner, with Celtic captain Scott Brown coming in as his assistant. Other names linked include Sven Goran Eriksson, Steven Pressley and Billy Davies.

But it has now been stated that alongside former Motherwell manager Stephen Robinson, Maloney is well in the mix for the vacant position after Derek McInnes left Aberdeen following eight years in charge. The Dons return to action next Saturday against Dundee United as they look to reduce a six-point gap in their quest for the Scottish Premiership’s third spot.

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