Aiden McGeady has revealed that Celtic tried to bring him back to Parkhead during the Ronny Deila era.

The Irish international left the Hoops in 2010 to join Spartak Moscow before going on to have a succesful career in England for Everton.

McGeady has revealed though that during his time at Goodison Celtic assistant John Kennedy tried to tempt him back to Glasgow.

He told the Press Box podcast: “There was a possibility for me to rejoin Celtic actually.

“It was when I was at Everton where I was in and out of the team and Ronny Deila was the manager.

“John Kennedy actually phoned me and asked if I fancied going back, I can’t remember if it was on loan or permanent.

“But I had only been an Everton less than a year and had it in the back of my head that I didn’t want to go back then as I thought I would play for Everton at some point.

“After that, the opportunity never appeared again. Deila got sacked, Brendan Rodgers came in and for whatever reason he wanted to go down a different route.

“I had it in my head when I was younger that I wanted to come back to Celtic one day and finishing my career there would’ve been the ideal scenario.

“But it just didn’t happen and it won’t now as it’s not happened yet I don’t think.

“When I left Peter Lawwell said ‘never say never in football’ about going back one day.

“I don’t know if I would play for another team in Scotland, football is a funny game and things can change.

“I don’t want to come across as disrespectful but I want to play in England for as long as I can.

“I would like to say yes to coming back up and finishing my career in Scotland and living in Glasgow but it might not be what the clubs that would want me would want.”