Mowbray: Celtic job too good to turn down

Former Celtic defender Tony Mowbray said he felt drawn to the opportunity of managing the Scottish Premier League club because of their support and tradition. "When this opportunity arose for me, I felt drawn to it and here I am today," Mowbray told a news conference on Wednesday.

Mowbray, who played for Celtic between 1991 and 1995, succeeded Gordon Strachan as manager after the Glasgow club agreed to pay 2 million pounds compensation to English Championship side West Bromwich Albion.

"The size of the support, the tradition, the history, all the things I hold true when I talk about footballing philosophies," Mowbray said.

"I will try to put my stamp on the team and try to give the supporters something back."

Mowbray left West Brom after failing to save them from relegation from the English Premier League last season.