Celtic will be looking to appoint a Sporting Director as part of the club’s reported overhaul, according to Sky Sports journalist Anthony Joseph.
Parkhead backroom alterations
Neil Lennon resigned as manager on Wednesday after failing to guide the Bhoys to an unprecedented 10-in-a-row, with his former side currently 18 points behind arch-rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership table.
Football Insider previously reported that a mass overhaul would be taking place in the summer, with transfer guru Nick Hammond’s position at the highest risk.
These hints of change look to have been confirmed by Joseph on Twitter, who went into detail about Celtic’s new off-the-field strategy and who the Hoops are looking to bring in to fill the new role.
Celtic are looking to appoint a sporting director among plans to modernise their football department.
David Webb, Fergal Harkin & Matteo Tognozzi are three names being considered.
Restructuring plans will include input from incoming CEO Dominic McKay.
— Anthony Joseph (@AnthonyRJoseph) February 25, 2021
Cited by Glasgow Times, former Bhoys boss Brendan Rodgers suggested that Celtic need to consider hiring a Director of Football, which he said was an “important” role at the highest level.
Transfer Tavern Verdict
It appears that Rodgers’ words of wisdom have been answered and Celtic are wasting no time in preparing for next season already.
We think this is a sensible move for the club to make following the woeful signings that were brought in last summer under Nick Hammond’s watch as the club’s Head of Football Operations. Vasilis Barkas, Shane Duffy and Albian Ajeti have all severely underperformed since their respective arrivals.
This move from the club will be hugely welcomed and could be a chance to put the 2020/21 campaign behind them.
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