FORMER Celtic manager Dr Jozef Venglos has died at the age of 84.

The Slovakian had a single campaign in charge of Celtic back in season 1998-99, where his most notable achievements were the signing of Lubomir Moravcik and a 5-1 Old Firm derby triumph over Rangers.

Moravcik – a bargain capture of just £350,000 - had inspired that win along with a double from Henrik Larsson, but it was a difficult season for Celtic on the whole with their city rivals going on to secure the Treble.

That led to the end of the short Venglos era at Celtic Park, with John Barnes and Kenny Dalglish taking over at the end of the campaign.

Venglos had a spell as manager of Aston Villa in the early 90s when he became the first person born abroad to coach in the English top flight, as well as periods in charge of Czechoslovakia, Sporting Lisbon and Fenerbahce, and he was revered in his homeland having been the first head coach of the Slovakia National Team.

He had a brief stay in Japan at the end of his management career with JEF United Ichihara.

Celtic paid tribute on social media, announcing the news to supporters by saying: “Everyone at the club is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of former Celtic FC manager Jozef Vengloš. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends at this difficult time. RIP Dr. Jo, YNWA.”