Ex-Tannadice boss eager for Celtic job

Dundee United's Scottish Cup- winning manager Ivan Golac today issued a come-and-get-me plea to Celtic.

The Serbian, who was twice linked with a move to Parkhead in the 1990s, was last in charge of a team eight years ago. But the 59-year-old insists he is the right man to succeed Tony Mowbray, and interim boss Neil Lennon (pictured right).

"I'm available at the moment. It would be something very special and I know I am capable," he said.

Golac was speaking at Hampden Park, the scene of his greatest triumph in management -- the 1994 Scottish Cup final victory over Rangers.

His career took a downturn after that and he lost his job at Tannadice the following season before spells managing in Iceland, his native Serbia and Ukraine.

However, having left a position as technical director of the Libyan Football Association, he now feels he is the man to take Celtic forward.

"I would do a lot of big things for Celtic and put them where they belong: among the best in the world," Golac said. Golac also claimed United were "the losers" after he left the club in 1995 following a breakdown in his relationship with chairman Jim McLean.

"I think United were the losers -- and United supporters -- because we started something very special," he said.

"I'm a difficult guy to handle. I want to be responsible for my work.

"I could very much sense that the club needed somebody that they could handle easily."