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#CelticFC is delighted to announce that it has appointed Nick Hammond as the club’s new Head of Football Operations.
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) October 16, 2019
As noted by The Scottish Sun, the 52-year-old had been working in a consultancy role involving recruitment at the club since June following the departure of predecessor Lee Congerton to team up with ex-Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers at Leicester.
Hammond takes up his new permanent role with immediate effect and will work alongside first team manager Neil Lennon regarding the recruitment of players for the club, as per celticfc.net.
He has already had an effect at Celtic over the last few months, with the Hoops bringing in 11 players either on loan or permanently during the summer transfer window, including Christopher Jullien, Boli Bolingoli, Hatem Abd Elhamed, Fraser Forester, Mohamed Elyounoussi and Moritz Bauer. [via TransferMarkt]
In addition to those regular first team names, the club also recruited young talents such as Luca Connell and Jonathan Afolabi with a view to fleshing out the squad and taking a long-term perspective.
These Celtic fans on Twitter welcomed the full-time appointment of Hammond:
Reduces Lawells interference in the football department. Big win.
— Wolfe Of Parkhead (@ParkheadWolfe) October 16, 2019
Very important role and should avoid future scenarios like the BR exit, whereby the whole footballing side of the club was impacted.
— Árd Macha (@Ard_Macha) October 16, 2019
Good work Celtic and another good appointment.
— david murphy (@davygmurphy) October 16, 2019
Great news. All the best Nick. Get to work on a top 30 goal a season striker please.
— Derek Crawford (@deeko1978) October 16, 2019
— Andrew McAleese (@Monoman68) October 16, 2019
Guy deserves a 10yr contract just for finding Elhamed.
— Robert Bolingoli (@robhut83) October 16, 2019
About time. His work in the summer was promising
— CrazyDanizzle (@SlideAwayDreams) October 16, 2019
What a signing great business from the guy so far
— paul desmond (@dessybhoy) October 16, 2019
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