THE Old Firm fixture has been central to so many aspects of Alan Thompson's career it is surprising that he can dismiss the prospect of it possibly not existing beyond the summer with barely a second's thought.
As a Celtic player, Thompson enjoyed mixed fortunes in the Glasgow derby matches, netting winning goals, being sent off in others. It has been similarly tumultuous since he became part of Neil Lennon's backroom staff almost two years ago. Big games have been won and lost, there have been touchline tantrums and run-ins with officialdom. It has never been dull.
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