Celtic fans in the present day are being faced with the real prospect of losing out on Lee Congerton. The rumours are circling that he could leave Parkhead, with The Telegraph claiming he could be set for a summer reunion with Brendan Rodgers at Leicester. However, here we’ll be looking back on when he was appointed at Parkhead.
Celtic Football Club appoint Lee Congerton as its new Head of Recruitment. https://t.co/blAL0uAw4j
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) 15 March 2017
The news that Congerton was appointed was hardly met with loads of pleasure from the Hoops. His time at Sunderland came before him and the fans were slightly nervous given the way that the Blackcats had recruited with him in charge. In the days since Congerton went to Sunderland, the Mackems have found themselves suffering a double relegation with a number of high-profile transfer duds.
In his days at the Stadium of Light, the only man that the fans were pleased with signing was Jermain Defoe. Whilst his time at Celtic has certainly been much more impressive with some of the players he’s brought in and the trophies he has won, it will never change the fact that when he was brought into the club it was brought in the Bhoys were far from happy, and you can see their thoughts below:
need to give this guy a chance good cv bad few years if he can bring another Victor virgl foster am happy #nbrendanwetrust
— Ryan mccormick (@rydomc3711) March 15, 2017
This guy has a lot to prove going by his past record, his last few years have not been the best, BR must have faith and his back.
— steve kane (@kane90) March 15, 2017
@sunechosafc only thing he ever did right was sign Defoe
— Harry Days (@harrydays7x) March 15, 2017
@sunechosafc The players he brought to Sunderland were at Scottish league level so it should work ok
— Allan Davis (@AL_SNR58) March 15, 2017
good luck with that appointment, the bloke was a disaster at sunderland
— Chris (@durhamchris1983) March 15, 2017
good luck Celtic. You'll need it.
— Jonathon Hawley (@HawleyJonny) March 15, 2017
Unlucky lads, blokes a clown
— Mackembauer (@nathangunn13) March 15, 2017
The Bhoys were far from happy when Congerton came in and were hoping his time at the club was very short, however, he has certainly impressed in his time and punched above his weight.