Celtic captain Jackie McNamara and midfield star Alan Thompson have revealed they want to finish their careers at Celtic despite losing the league and the departure of manager Martin O'Neill.

Speaking after the final, McNamara, who is now out of contract, announced his desire to extend his stay and dedicated the Scottish Cup win to O'Neill, assistant manager John Robertson and coach Steve Walford.

He said: "I've said all along that I want to end my career here and that's still the case. We really made it hard for ourselves and its just relief we've won the trophy.

"It's been an honour working for Martin and this trophy is for him, Steve and John. It has been a privilege. They have been great for Celtic and Scottish football."
 
Though Thompson was still hurting after losing the league, he was thrilled to have won the Scottish Cup and hoped to stay at the club under the new manager.

He said: "It was hard to take last week but we are over the moon. We've been having troble killing teams off and getting the second and today was no different but to win is a fantastic feeling after the low of losing the league.

"I love the club and it's a great place to play your football and I want to play a part next season."