Noel Whelan has tipped Craig Gordon to make a move into a coaching role once he calls time on his playing career. 

The 36-year-old is reportedly considering retiring from playing once his contract with Celtic expires at the end of the season, and according to Football Insider, Whelan believes a move into coaching would be a good move for Gordon.

I don’t know if he’s going to go into a coaching role capacity, there’s all kinds of doors that could be opening for Craig Cordon in different areas of football.

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I would think he’d go into a coaching role, he’s got so much experience, so much he could pass on to go and help a young player but he could look for another club. It’s a difficult decision to retire, I’ve been through that and it’s a horrible moment in your life. 

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As Whelan eludes to, Gordon is likely to have a number of options available to him if indeed he does retire in the summer.

It would be an interesting move for the 36-year-old to move into coaching and his experience could certainly be of use to the younger goalkeepers coming through at Celtic. 

Gordon himself is yet to publicly state his plans for the future, but his playing time does look limited this season if he stays at Celtic in January.

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