Dubbed “a gift from God” during his playing days at Celtic Park, Lubo Moravcik flies in to Glasgow on Monday, April 8, to appear alongside former Celtic and Scotland manager Gordon Strachan at The Pavilion Theatre, Glasgow.
The pair will be joined on stage by writer and broadcaster Gerry McDade for an evening that promoter David Halford of Artistes International Management promises will be full of hilarity, candour and entertainment as the two football legends discuss their event-filled careers.
“Arriving at Celtic in 1998 at the age of 33,” says David, “Lubo’s sublime performances marked him out as one of the most-talented players ever to wear the green and white hoops.”
In his four years in Glasgow he won two Scottish Premier League titles, the Scottish Cup and two League Cups.
“The arrival of relatively unknown Slovakian Lubomir Moravcik at Parkhead more than 20 years ago was greeted with derision by the Scottish media at the time,” recalls David. “That all changed in his second game – a 5-1 victory over Rangers in which he scored two goals.”
“Lubo” went on to earn his place in Scottish football folklore – his tricks and flicks lasting long in the memory of not only Celtic supporters, but soccer fans country wide.
And the feeling is mutual. Lubo says: “My favourite time, my most special time, was at Celtic....They said I was a ‘gift from God’ but it was the opposite – Celtic was a gift from God to me...Celtic is unique."
If Lubo has earned a reputation as having the quickest feet in Scottish football, says David, his co-star at the Pavilion Theatre Gordon Strachan has built a reputation on his quick wittedness.
“Famed for his put downs and banter with reporters in pre and post-game interviews,” says David, “let it never be said that Gordon has ever been lost for words.”
The Scot became Celtic manager in 2005, after being in charge of Coventry City and Southampton, and remained for four seasons becoming the first Hoops boss to win three league titles in a row since Jock Stein as well as one Scottish Cup and two Scottish League Cups. He was also the first Celtic manager to take the Celts into the knockout stages of the UEFA Champions League.
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