Celtic confirmed on Wednesday evening that head of football operations Nick Hammond has resigned from his Parkhead role with a short and sweet 25-word tweet.
Hammond, who joined the Hoops in 2019 to work alongside Peter Lawwell and Neil Lennon, has left the club ‘to pursue new opportunities’.
Hammond jumped before being pushed?
Reports from Football Insider back in January claimed that the transfer guru was under major pressure to keep his job in Glasgow.
The story midway through the winter window claimed that multiple key figures could be sacked, so it seems as if Hammond may have jumped before he was pushed in regards to his Celtic role.
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With Lawwell, Lennon and now Hammond out of the door at Celtic Park, it seems as if the club’s off-field rebuild is starting to take shape.
Dominic McKay will replace Lawwell and the club are looking to appoint a director of football, with Manchester City’s Fergal Harkin the frontrunner.
A new manager should also be in place ahead of the 2021/22 campaign, where the Hoops will look to reclaim the Scottish Premiership title at the expense of rivals Rangers.
In other news: Bizarre twist in Celtic managerial hunt put to bed after 10-word reveal by unlikely source, find out more here.
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