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Celtic: Kieran Maguire says Hoops will need to axe Nick Hammond

Celtic: Kieran Maguire says Hoops will need to axe Nick Hammond - Celtic News

Football finance expert Kieran Maguire believes Celtic will need to sack the Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond to recruit a Director of Football.

Hammond out?

Reports back in January suggested that the transfer chief’s position is on the line as huge changes are due to take place next summer.

Neil Lennon resigned as manager after the Hoops fell further behind arch-rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table, with any hopes of winning 10-in-a-row almost certainly gone.

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Hammond brought in Albian Ajeti, Vasilis Barkas and Shane Duffy on loan last summer – all of which have been heavily criticised during their stay in Glasgow after a series of abject performances.

Speaking with Football Insider, Maguire insists that Hammond needs to step aside to implement the changes that the Hoops want.

“I think there would be issues because you’d end up with duplication of responsibilities,”

“That doesn’t necessarily sound good because you’ve got two people thinking they should each be making a decision.

“Equally, there will be some areas that they want the other person to take care of.

“So you either expand his role so he becomes director of football or I’m not quite sure what the alternative would be.

“Too many chefs spoil the broth and you can have too many people at one level in an organisation.”

Transfer Tavern Verdict

Hammond’s exit is something that large segments of the Parkhead faithful will welcome, especially if it results in the implementation of a Director of Football at the club.

There is no getting away from the fact the recruitment during the 2020/21 campaign has been nowhere near good enough – and has played a huge part in the Bhoys’ failures domestically.

Time will tell whether Hammond will be released by the club or be merged into the new role to take Celtic forward.

In other news, More upheaval at Celtic as fresh sacking claim emerges behind-the-scenes.

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