Last Updated: Mon, 11 Feb 2013 13:29
Celtic boss Neil Lennon has revealed how words from Sir Alex Ferguson have helped him guide his side to the Champions League last 16.
The Bhoys have enjoyed an incredible run in Europe's elite club competition this term, with the undoubted highlight being the 2-1 victory over mighty Barcelona at Celtic Park.
They also beat Spartak Moscow both home and away en route to second place in Group G behind the Catalans, and will face Italian champions Juventus in the first leg of the opening round of knock-out games on Tuesday.
Lennon and his men are new to the latter stages of the competition, while Ferguson's Manchester United have regularly been to the business end of proceedings in the Champions League and Lennon revealed how the Scot had dropped in to see him and passed on a few hints on how to deal with the pressure of the tournament.
"He came up one Sunday while he was visiting family up here. He came in and sat with us for two hours in the coaches' room," he told The Sun. "It was brilliant. We just talked football. His knowledge is incredible and he has kept in touch ever since.
"He came up to one of our games a couple of weeks ago. He has been a port of call for me. Particularly in the Champions League. We were mainly playing on the same nights and he was wishing me luck but also giving me a wee titbit on who we were playing."
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