Sean McDonald was born into a life supporting Celtic, and the Blethered podcast host wouldn't have it any other way.

The BBC Scotland regular has built one of the most popular and entertaining shows to come out of Scotland, covering a wide range of issues and stories.

But on The Celtic Way he will be focusing on his first love - football.

Sean's must-read column will come out every Sunday. 

How did your Celtic journey begin? 

My entire family supports Celtic and it was never going to be any other way for me. 

What was your first Celtic game?

Celtic 2-2 Dundee, the game where Jonathon Gould dropped a howler into the net, in the 99/00 season. A less than glittering introduction, but it solidified an already intense love affair.

Who was the Celtic player you loved growing up?

The obvious answer is Henrik, but I also absolutely adored Jackie McNamara, and latterly, Stan Petrov. Special mention has to go to Lubomir Moravcik.

What makes Parkhead so special?

The atmosphere in big games and the fact that you feel at home as soon as you set foot inside. It'll forever be associated with great memories over the years.

Are you confident Ange can turn things around?

I've been impressed with him so far, I like his personal style, the way he wants the game to be played and his personality in general. Time will tell, but I'm far more optimistic now than I was when his name was first in the frame for the job.

What does he need to do to improve significantly on last year?

I could probably choose 100 things here, but the biggest one for me has to be a more definitive tactical approach to each game, and instructions for each player.

Too often last season, it appeared as if the manager was picking a team and telling them to just go out and play. That approach must be confined to the past if we're to go on and achieve anything. 

I've spoken to one current Celtic player who said that under Brendan Rodgers, each player knew exactly what to do and when to do it. Under Neil Lennon, it was far less clear and led to a disjointed team effort, with players playing their own game, instead of working to direct instruction.

Who should be the next captain?

My two candidates would be Kris Ajer or Callum McGregor - depending on them being at the club next season. I highly doubt Ajer will be here though...

Which player is your tip to make a big splash this year?

I think Albian Ajeti, if used in a system that suits his style of play, will contribute far more than he did last season.

Who is the youth player you're most excited by?

Karamoko Dembele. We've seen flashes of what he can contribute and his technical ability is without question. I hope he'll continue to get more minutes on the pitch and really challenge for a place in the side.

There are numerous players who are tipped to leave the club. Who would you implore the manager to keep if possible?

Ideally, we'd keep hold of Odsonne Edouard.

Top quality strikers like him are incredible difficult to come by, and when he's on form, he's absolutely devastating to the opposition.