Thompson sacked by Bhoys
The lawyer of first-team coach Alan Thompson has confirmed that he has parted company with Celtic.
The former Hoops midfielder joined the club's backroom staff in June 2010 after being appointed by Neil Lennon, alongside assistant manager Johan Mjallby, following the sacking of Tony Mowbray.
However, Thompson, who won four Scottish Premier League titles and three Scottish Cups at Parkhead between 2000 and 2007, was relieved of his duties on Sunday evening following a telephone call with Lennon
His lawyer, Margaret Gribbon, of Glasgow-based Bridge Litigation, said in a statement: "I can confirm that I have been instructed to act on behalf of Alan Thompson following his dismissal by Celtic FC.
"Alan was informed of the decision to terminate his employment with immediate effect in a telephone conversation with the club manager Neil Lennon."
The club have since released a short statement to confirm the news and it read: "Celtic Football Club can confirm that Alan Thompson has left the club.
"We can also confirm that a meeting was set up between Alan Thompson and Neil Lennon on Sunday (June 3) in Newcastle.
"However, Alan refused to meet with Neil, hence the reason for the discussion being conducted by telephone.
"The matter is now in the hands of lawyers and, therefore, we are unable to go into any further details."