Celtic interim manager Neil Lennon admits he is considering bringing Stephen McManus back to the club.
Lennon took charge of Celtic last week following the departure of Tony Mowbray, with Johan Mjallby joining him as assistant manager.
And although the Irishman has been given no assurances that he will be offered the job on a permanent basis, he is making plans for the future.
These include bringing McManus back to Parkhead, although the Scottish defender has been playing well whilst on loan for Middlesbrough, where he is at until the end of the campaign.
"I will be speaking to Stephen in the next few weeks and gauge how he is getting on," Lennon said.
"He is a good player, he has captained the team and won three championships in a row here so that is the sort of mentality we want at this club.
"I think he is just concentrating on getting games under his belt and I don't want to rock that at the moment.
"If he is enjoying his football down there then great but he is our player at the end of the day and he will coming back and we will talk to him then.
"Johan and I have already spoken this morning, looking towards the following season, if I am still here.
"I have some ideas in my head but we will talk about that in more detail as the rest of the season progresses and as the close season comes upon us.
"The board will have a target of what their budget is and what their targets will be and I will be helping them along with that.
"I stress I have been no assurances, we will see how we go."
Meanwhile, Hoops midfielder Aiden McGeady is enjoying having former team-mate Lennon as his new boss.
He said: "If you are doing well he will tell you and if you are not doing well he will tell you.
"He is one of those guys, there are no mixed messages.
"He knows football, he has been around the game for years and we are all hoping that everything will go well until the end of the season.
"It has been slightly different, but I don't mean that in a bad way.
"If you are used to something for so long, something different can be refreshing.
"The training is very similar to the way it was under Martin O'Neill. I think Lenny has taken a few of his ideas on board.
"The first day we had a game of 'old versus young' which we hadn't had since
Gordon Strachan but it was done the way Martin O'Neill used to do it.
"There is a little bit more of a fun aspect in it.
"Lenny knows what players are like, they want to enjoy training and it's not so much stop-start all the time. It has been enjoyable so far."