Celtic Diary Wednesday February 24: The Storm Breaks

Neil Lennon offered his resignation as Celtic manager yesterday, and this time the club accepted it.

 

Then someone told the Sun, who broke the story just as many of us were settling down to watch the Celtic fans documentary on Al Jazeera.

 

Very quickly, others picked up on it, and it was confirmed this morning.

 

 

As a player and a manager, Lennon’s record stands comparison with anyone’s , yet there is a growing consensus that he’ll be remembered as the man who blew the ten.

 

A glance at the league table sort of backs this up…..

 

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Ah, wait, that was the last time someone “blew the ten “…. none other than Jock Stein, who it could be argued also failed to keep pace with the changes in football towards the end of his tenure.

 

Whilst Stein is the benchmark of Celtic managers, Lennon , this season apart, can hold his head high.

 

Quite simply, the combination of pressure , external and internal circumstances and a piss poor attitude from a number of players all proved collectively to be a bridge too far.

 

We wish him well, and we ask you to bear in mind that the full story isn’t out there yet, and to reserve judgement until it is.

 

After all, the ranch is still in shock, no one, no one at all was expecting this last night.

 

 

 

 

 

And so, what now ?

 

There is a sense of relief eminating from the ranch, not only because the head honcho has gone, but because he can’t do any further damage to himself . contrary to popular belief, he was extremely well liked as a man , on the whole, just not the coach that they hoped he would be.

 

Lennon was never going to be in charge next season, he was told weeks ago that his contract would not be renewed, so it follows  that the search for a replacement was already underway, and with the first leg of the change already public knowledge, the retirement of Peter Lawwell, the regeneration was already underway.

 

 

Back in the early days of this website, we used to visit this place a lot…..

 

Old Mill - BlenderNation

 

where we could chew the fat and listen to al sorts of tittle tattle.

 

Known as the Rumour Mill, I took a trip there this morning, though due to lockdown rules, my role was played by a look alike as i sat and listened to the barman tell a few tales…..

 

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Of course, the first thing I wanted to know is who is going to be the next manager.

 

Thing is, there might not be one, and lets face it we’ve turned up with no defence for quite a few games this season, so it shouldn;t be a surprise if we dispensed with the use of a manager.

 

However, our host thinks a Director of Football and a head coach is likely, and that Dermot Desmond, now pulling all the strings, is looking to install a partnership with the long term eye of getting the show back on the road.

 

By the show we mean the three core income streams referred to in yesterdays Diary.  UCL, player sales and season books.

 

 

To do that, especially if you want to attract players with higher sell on values after the right development, you need two things.

 

The first is identification, it seems obvious, but talent isn’t the only thing to look for.

 

Analytics play a large part, and its felt that the balance between a players stats and a [players personality has been a little askew of late, and given the current circumstances with the plague, maybe that has been a larger part of the collapse than we have been led to believe.

 

With Brexit having changed the rules on foreign players coming to these shores -except in a dinghy with about four hundred others – recruitment will have to change, and be more loacalised.

 

So, someone with an insight of lower league or second string first class english football would be fairly high on the agenda, and talk has been of Fergal Harkin, currently working for Manchester City…who offers this CV

 

 

  • Manchester City Football Club

    Manchester City Football Club

    11 years 9 months

    • Football Partnerships and Pathways Manager

       – Present6 years 2 months

      Manchester, United Kingdom

    • Football Partnerships Coordinator

       – 4 years 6 months

    • Scouting and Recruitment Information Manager

       – 1 year 3 months

  • Nike

    Nike

    6 years 1 month

    • Football Marketing Manager (Players)

       – 1 year 11 months

    • Ireland Sales Manager

       – 11 months

    • Key Account Executive

       – 3 years 5 months

Education

 

Celtic have worked closely with Manchester City over the years, and will know him well enough to know if he is ready to take control of operations, and its thought that he has already been interviewed, along with a few others.

 

Our host feels that the time is right for someone to come back to Celtic ark with increased responsibility, possibly as first team or even head coach, and although opinion is varied on how much he and his family enjoyed glasgow the first time round, maybe the promotion would persuade all of them to give it a go, although we have heard he was perfectly happy here the first time, and it was purely the lure of working for his national team that meant he left.

 

Damien Duff is our hosts choice, but he doesn;t know what position he would take.

 

And he explains thus…

 

There was another fellow in just last week, he says, and this fellow worked for a TV company who need something to sell. Frank Lampard lost his job at Chelsea recently, and the tv execs are going to push for him to be the next Celtic manager.

 

They think Lampard v Gerrard would be a ratings hit outside Scotland, especially now that Gerrard could finally win something.

 

With the TV company having ties with a bookie, don’t be surprised to see Lampard figure highly in stories about him being approached, considering or just simply linked with the job, and then the bookies can also a make a few quid as people put a bob or two on it, as after all, it was on the telly….

 

See how it works ?

 

 

Finally, as i got up to leave the mill, the host reminded me of one thing.

 

Dermot doesn’t hire foreigners, in fact. only Strachan wasn’t Irish , so I’d be forgetting about Martinez, or Ragnick, or anyone else from overseas , for that matter.

 

It’ll be a British or Irishman.

 

Or two Irishmen .

 

 

As I set out for home, I wasn’t any wiser, and I was pretty dumb to start with…..so for any other nonsense, or not nonsense, you’ll have to wait to see what we come up with on the podcast tonight….

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Owen Mullions
1 month ago

Lenny can hold his head high? I think the support would have held it high on a pole if he’d stuck around any longer!

Dziekanowski's nightclub child
1 month ago

Good Luck to Neil Lennon going forward. This should have happened many months ago!

1 month ago

wrong table, 75 we lost the 10

The Cha
1 month ago

Probably makes lennon look better when you’re (snigger) comparing him to Stein.

portpower
1 month ago

Like Greig, so is Lawwell.

Geemann
1 month ago

Delia? Pretty sure he neither Brit or Irish

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Geemann

Yeah, a pretty odd observation, given that the vast majority of managers have been British or Irish.

Edtim
1 month ago

Glad he has gone – can wish him well now. Looking forward now with limited expectations but hoping that Dermott can deliver the personnel and backing to meet reasonable ambitions. Lampard or even John Terry with a skilled support team? Who knows.

Morto
1 month ago
Reply to  Edtim

Lampard failed at Chelsea with an unlimited budget there’s no chance he’ll succeed here and that’s before we realise what he wants for wages.

Edtim
1 month ago
Reply to  Morto

I guess what I mean is getting a high profile figure who can attract talent and help with restoring the profile that Celtic should have. I think that most moderately skilled managers would have succeeded in Scotland given the advantages we had.

Morto
1 month ago
Reply to  Edtim

Aye, fair enough, but it still wont be Lampard!

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

sean fallon blew the 10 ya pr!ck

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

big Jock was in hospital and celtic were about 10 points ahead when fallon took over. get yer facts right before putting Lennon in the same vein as big Jock. Plus celtic were not playing football like a bunch of rue paul contenstants like they are now. shocking embarassing “team”. worst i have ever had the disgust to set eyes on.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Jock’s car crash was after they’d lost the 10. Sean was in charge for the following season.

Frank McGaaaarvey
1 month ago

Beat me to it. Pedantics CSC

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago

I draw the line at fantasy football.

BornCelt!
1 month ago

So the beginning of the end of the season that promised so much and esculated into chaos leaving many with tarnished reputations. I do not hate Lenny but his sell-by date had gone and the smell left behind will need a new broom that sweeps clean. Whoever takes on the role simply has to be someone hungry and determined to win every game and everything to ensure the mojo comes back with a vengence. Sevco will be and their hate will be obvious as soon as the League is secured. They have an automatic European Champs League to savour and will be strengthening. We will be suffering the quilifiers and suffering the ear;y season start. Lenny did not leave Dubai from last season, he has been on holiday. Kennedy wants the job so will come out blazing, this could be a problem if the board stay soft. Doubt it, but is a possibility. We need the best and not a has-been or someone with desire but not the talent. I feel Damien Duff if not the Spaniard, but simply no my choice to make. We shall see. HH!

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  BornCelt!

They don’t have an automatic CL place, they have to qualify from the third qualifying round. Celtic will enter from the second qualifying round, though we will face much stiffer opposition.

BornCelt!
1 month ago

Glad to hear it thank you. Just checked, should be straight in for the season after next. My bad. We had better hit the ground running next season. HH!

1 month ago
Reply to  BornCelt!

Let’s hope the Board Don’t “stay soft” as you put it BornCelt! Can you imagine what would happen if we beat Newco each time in remaining fixtures? JK is not experienced enough to get Celtic back to winning ways on a regular basis and I’m not sure he would have the respect of the players, I mean what has he accomplished?. I’m hoping the new manager will either be Shaun Maloney or Damien Duff – hopefully they would both be attracted to the position.

Mike.
1 month ago

“Blew the ten”. European Cup- one and finalist again in 1970.
Ten Scottish League titles.
Eight Scottish Cups.
Six League Cups.
All in a Scottish league where all the competitions were fiercely and competitively fought
A car crash in 1975 which nearly killed him.
There is no comparison to Jock Stein.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike.

Hear hear.

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike.

Agreed, positively Duncan-esque.

Una
1 month ago

Sevco don’t automatically qualify for the champions league borncelt, they will have 1 qualfier to play

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

They will have the third qualifying round and the the play-off round to contend with.

The Cha
1 month ago

They will probably be unseeded as well, as I’m not sure this season will count to the coefficient and their 5-year record is probably not great.

They’ve certainly well bested us this year but lets not put them up as some Euro colossus.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

True, but they will benefit from the Champions route and that will be to their advantage.

The Cha
1 month ago

Agreed but no given and, as well as they’ve done in the EL, the CL, even qualifiers, are a step up.

I’m more focussed on what we do and, even if CL is too far next season, then hopefully we can get EL and make a decent fist of it.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

I’ve been saying that all along. To qualify for the CL, teams are prepared to kick their granny to death to get there, nothing like the fodder they’ve been facing in EL qualifying and subsequent group stages were some of the bigger clubs treat it less seriously. They may well be in for a shock, but if they do manage to get into it proper, then we’ll be up against a better team than this season with an advantage over us in the transfer market.

Mark McDonagh
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

Glad to be corrected. Would have been a bitter pill. Either way, we will not be successful by worrying about others, let them do the worrying. HH!

Rob O'Keeffe
1 month ago

You are correct Ralph in staying that the full story isn’t out yet.If I was on the board at Celtic,I would be paying Neil a rather lucrative amount to sign a NDA.From what I’ve been told during this season,it would be a first priority……GBNL.

1 month ago

Correct me if I’m wrong, but is this naw the only full season Lennon has had as Celtic manager without an Administration event, A manager walking with 3 months still to play, but leaving you an 8 point lead at the top of the table and a very strong squad, A plague in town, thus cutting the season short and having the league awarded..So basically in Lennons first full season, with his squad and his tactics and his style of management, Celtic completely crumble in the most embarrassing manner in oor most historical season, the man was a liability of a manager and should never even been considered for the full time appointment second time round, and never use the words Jock Stein and Lennon in the same sentence when it comes tae Celtic managers please…FTF

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  KEIGHLEY BHOY

I’ve never been a fan of him, as a manager, but the league last season would have been won by a large margin, as we were flying and they were imploding.

Also, in the season they were liquidated, their final match was a 4-0 humping away to St Johnstone and they finished 11 points ahead of 3rd place.

As in most things, their admin/liquidation was unlike other teams (remember signing new players?) who usually slash and burn.

Bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  KEIGHLEY BHOY

Sure he blew the league in his first full season losing to ICT 3rd last game of the season.

So that would have been the 10 last year

He’s lost the 10 twice

Man in Denial
1 month ago

Can we put Lawwell out on loan now until he goes ? Say to a second tier French team where he can meet up with one of his signings and maybe get to pick the team

And just get Bankier outta there now

NFLs first stint as manager was an absolute case for never hiring him as manager (ever) again

Man in Denial
1 month ago

also (Liquidated) is missing after Rangers (sic)

Man in Denial
1 month ago
Reply to  Man in Denial

in the above table

Cartvale88
1 month ago

The issue is not Lenny, the issue is DD and The CEO that have fiddled away whilst the club burned, these are not supporters they are money men. Lenny is a Celtic supporter but the job was beyond him, I wish him well and hope things get better for him as he has been left in the lurch by the board.
We will now see if the Brenda was a one off or will they push the boat out again to move forward. Their skills almost match Bojo in his handling of the Covoid, the economy and supporting the poor, an arrogance towards the ordinary voter, as they show arrogance towards the paying supporter
As for the loss of the previous ten in a row, totally wrong Ralph, no M74 accident, then Jock would have accomplished it, knew him before the crash, after the crash he was a changed man physically

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Jock’s accident came after the loss of 10 in a row. We won the League Cup and Scottish Cup but lost the league and the ten. Six weeks or so after beating Airdrie in the final, big Billy’s last game, was when the accident took place.

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

It isn’t “pushing the boat out” to get someone like Rodgers.

In his (roughly) 3 years we made a profit of £35m, yeah costs increased markedly but revenue by far more.

Even without the pandemic we were probably looking at losses the past 2 seasons and certainly before Rodgers.

To me its a false economy to not “push the boat out” as revenue plummets far more than costs.

Mike.
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

I agree, we should be trying to get the best coach available, we are after all a football club first and business second. Even in business you can look at the share value (its a barometer) to determine how well the business is doing. It was up under Rodgers, and stayed up,pandemic aside, people will invest more in a winning club, especially with our World wide support, more sponsorship, more cash, equals better players and more success. This board got far too comfy, its true what they say that every board is like a football team, it needs fresh legs to bring in fresh ideas. Before Lawwell announced his departure, this board was stale. The share price rose by 2.5% today, probably with new expectation after his resignation. It’s time to shake the tree, prune the branches and get rid off the deadwood.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Bojo has vaccinated more people than any other European country. Dont compare Bojo to these clowns.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Killed more as well.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

its not over yet

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

By that I take it you wish more people to die in Europe to make your point. What a pathetic, pork reeking scumbag you are.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

bojo never killed anyone ya spanner and dont put words into my mouth.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

I beg to differ. He and his band of corrupt scumbags are extremely culpable for a horrendous total of deaths. I’m sure the Inquiry when it comes will have them well outed.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

your the one who brought contrast and compare death statistics into it, ya sick f_uvck

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Fvck off gammon boy. You don’t do facts do you?
Just take your inaccurate earlier post about the loss of the initial 10 in a row as an example.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

You brought the whos better at killing who stuff up sicko. go and kiss bojo’s erse. he is saving lives. or are you wee jimmy’s bitch.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Never did I say who’s better at killing. I pointed out that Bozo has overseen an absolute shameful amount of deaths. Whilst you’ve piqued my interest, tell me, why has Germany with a far greater population than the broken UK have roughly half the death total? Take your time now.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

Reply to  MabozzaRitchie
By that I take it you wish more people to die in Europe to make your point

ffs. read your on post ya sick point making f_uvck.

btw germany isnt full of alcohol degenerates

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

simple there were twice as many infections because the UK is full of irresponsible raging alcoholics hell bent on running around catching it. So its all bojos fault because you lot need a nanny govt. take responsibility for your own actions ya tube.

Liftedinmoscow
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

No he hasn’t. The reason why so many people are vaccinated is the NHS running the programme rather than mates of the tory party who secured massive PPE and Track and Trace contracts without a jot of experience in either.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  Liftedinmoscow

crap. When Belgium said Britain could not receive pfizer vaccinations he threatened to send the RAF boys to get them. Europe still dont have a vaccination program. well done bojo. I think you should thank him personally

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Belgium and von der lying. f_Uuck the EU

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

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henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Wrong. Reading too much shite in the Daily Mail. Europe are ahead in the two doses of the vaccine that are required for immunisation. Bozo is using this as a political tool and nothing else.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

Hahahahaha…… send the RAF boys…..Spitfires and Hurricanes with Vera Lynn playing her harp above the cliffs of Dover. Deluded.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

That was in southern ireland, very clandestine, catchin awe the shitebags. hahahahahahaha

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

What was in Ireland dumbfvck?

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

them running away over the border. you know the ones that got night raided.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago

von der lyin soon shat her k n _ickers. export ban of vaccine to the UK. get tae f_vuck EU troughers

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  MabozzaRitchie

So you didn’t want to expand on the previous quote about Ireland. Who were the shitebags you talk about?

Sancheto
1 month ago
Reply to  Cartvale88

Your right NL is not entirely to blame but he should have been relieved of his duties after the defeat Cluj as the team selection/tactics and game management became a bit of a recurring feature! As for PL his complete and utter mismanagement is completely inexcusable! From his interference in player purchases/sales – absolutely tens of millions wasted, lack of any real ambition – only 3 CL group stages in 10yrs, I mean who would complain that the loss of £5m pa when RFC went bust when we had unfettered access to a potential £30m CL money every year for the past 10 yrs. Complete inaction re Res 11/12 and the whole sevco debacle, come on a blind man can see that we were cheated out of a CL spot in 2011, it was confirmed in a court of law and he did nothing! Where was the short, medium and long term planning! How did he ever achieve any of his annual KPIs and who on the board were asking the difficult questions as to WHY!

James
1 month ago

Martin O’Neill as DoF and Damien Duff as head coach?

James
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Sorry, Fergal Harkin and Damien Duff

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  James

Marcelo Bielsa..not British nor Irish but a first class, experienced, tactically-astute, attack minded manager who has managed at international level, World Cup level. But no, Kennedy will probably win a few games and then receive the tap on his shoulder when he’s in the shower…..then that cheap option will be sold to the fans….again.

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Funkyy

Kennedy would be nailed on as caretaker to permanent manager, if Lawwell still in charge.

lennon, first time caretaker, embarrassing SCSF loss to RC, while we’re conducting a worldwide search for the best candidate, yep lennon was our man.

MabozzaRitchie
1 month ago
Reply to  James

recipe for even more disaster.

Monti
1 month ago

BEEDEE BEEDEE BEEDEE

Monti
1 month ago

Jimmy McGraw appointed Director of extra terrestrial activities.

Monti
1 month ago

Jimmy hey Jimmy hey Jimmy mc when are ye coming back….jimmy jimmy hey jimmy mc 🙂

Monti
1 month ago

Beedee Beedee Beedee 🙂

Mike.
1 month ago

“John you’re immortal now”. Said Shankly to big Jock after the European Cup Final.
Imagine sitting in the stand watching on as the Dunfermline played Celtic. A Celtic team that included Paddy Crerand – Billy McNeill – John Clark – Willie Fernie – Stevie Chalmers, managed by the legendary Celtic player Jimmy McGrory. The player credited with invoking the ‘Hampden Roar’. 550 Celtic goals, Henke x 3. Dunfermline managed by Jock Stein. So many legends in one place.
As we gloss over the game and say nothing about the Celtic goalie Frank Haffey. Is it any wonder that I don’t want Henke back to manage Celtic, because that for me might spoil his legendary status. Jock Stein was a much coveted manager, clubs like Manchester Utd. and Leeds (big at the time) were after his services, the press too, hung on his every word. When he was so badly injured in the car crash Cartvale is correct, he was much diminished in his human frame. When he took over the Scottish managers job all the players were captured by the Stein mystique. Alex Ferguson his assistant hero worshipped big jock, people recognised him as a footballing luminary, Souness like many others adored him and so does the Celtic support. Jock Stein was only 63 years old when he passed, a young age to die, but what he achieved will live on in Celtic folklore for ever.

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Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Mike.

” Build a team for europe and Scottish football will take care of itself “- Jock Stein.

Monti
1 month ago

My euphoria on hearing Neil had left his post ( a bit like our defenders at set pieces ) is now met with an old friend of Celtic past…dread.
Do the board & Desmond still have the hunger to put our club where it belongs?

Do you Dermot?
Let us see with the next appointment, i’ll give you a bit of advice Dermot.
Put your putter down & listen, if you can’t run this great club of ours, sell up & fvck off!
If you no longer have a burning desire to see Celtic finally fulfil it’s potential, sell up & fvck off!
Celtic is all about the team & the support, if you have lost the fight in your head & your heart, sell up & fvck off!

In fact you’d be doing well just to be welcome at Celtic Park.

We the support are hurt & embarrassed, a historical season for the club reduced to an amateur shvt show from top to bottom, it’s nothing short of a scandal.

You know what, fvck off!

SteveNaive
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

I agree with the sentiment there Monti but call for caution. Should it get worse, and there is no guarantee that in the short term at least that it won’t, then he may well sell some or all of his shares. What then ? Far Eastern ( or near Eastern) businessman, a Mike Ashley ( the Mike Ashley!, a venture capitalist group or some shyster out to fleece us ? Higher, much higher, ST’s and everything else to do with the club being monetized until we become a bastard hybrid of Chelsea/ Newcastle. Sure as hell his shares won’t be offered to the supporters. Short term, better the devil you know.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  SteveNaive

Stevie,
I want that entire board gone!

Owen Mullions
1 month ago

I see Dunkirk… I mean Duncan is on Phil the Donegal Doomsayer’s site still defending Lenny against all-comers.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

I’ve just read that there Owen as I no longer look at Macgiollabhain’s selective tosh and I can tell you my eyes are welling up through hilarity. He’d have the former mismanaged ones back?? I would say a tad difficult when he’s never been within two hundred miles of Celtic Park for as long as the chap in question has been associated with Celtic.What a total roaster.

Monti
1 month ago
Reply to  Owen Mullions

Lol

Devoy45
1 month ago

Been there before, badly, many times: Liam Brady, Lou Macari, Barnes/Dalglish, Mowbray, Deila, etc so we get it badly wrong too.

So far, Martinez, Maloney, Duff, Clarke, Ross, McCarthy, Howe, Michael O’Neill, Benitez, Larsson, etc. Big name proven managers do not want to manage Celtic so we need to find someone who is a tactician/disciplanarian (can kick ass) can sort our defence, can develop young players, can inspire confidence and finally who knows the football market. No idea who that could be though. Of the above, I think Michael O’Neill might be the best. The whole year has been a footballing disaster—not the first and certainly not the last. My dream is to sit in the stands at Parkhead and sing/scream my bloody head off!

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Maloney/Duff/Larsson – no managerial experience, no way.
Martinez – doing okay with Belgium ‘team of all the talents’ but spunked a lot of money and failed with Everton. Probably doing his rehabilitation to get a ‘big’ job again so unlikely to be interested
Ross – failed at (Div 3) Sunderland and doing okay at Hibs (fighting Aberdeen for 3rd expected), so unless he does something spectacular at a far higher level that’s a non-no
McCarthy/O’Neill – just started at Cardiff/Stoke and essentially steady lower league managers, surely we can do better?
Benitez – already ruled us out
Clarke/Howe – the outstanding candidates (on that list) with some big league experience/success

Lambert – another name to scare the bejebus out of us, faring badly at (Div 3) Ipswich and may, justifiably be out of a job soon thus cheap and available. That would be a stick-on for Lawwell so hopefully has been totally removed.

I don’t have any specific names my self but I refuse to believe that there aren’t plenty of suitable candidates in Europe (young and upcoming, looking to progress to the next level or solid if unspectacular experience etc) at or above our level.

Una
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Thierry Henry

The Cha
1 month ago
Reply to  Una

Not for me.

Another big name player who has no useful managerial pedigree.

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Did he not bomb to the extreme at Monaco?
Without being overly ambitious in terms of a ‘name’, I’d certainly not be too unhappy with Steve Clarke. Good solid character who’d certainly know how to get the best out of what he’s got in his squad.

Monti
1 month ago

Deary me

henkesdreadlocks
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

Deary me?? What fantasy manager are you thinking about? Oh, I forgot, you don’t do realism.

bgbhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  Monti

paolo di canio the man for the job thanks

BroxburnBhoy
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

I also think we would be well advised to find an up and coming European manager who has been doing well in one of the big euro leagues and punching above weight. Someone who is well versed in sports medicine and fitness as well as good technical management

portpower
1 month ago
Reply to  The Cha

Peter Krawietz.

Funkyy
1 month ago
Reply to  Devoy45

Marcelo Bielsa ticks all the boxes in your post Devoy.

Una
1 month ago
Reply to  Funkyy

So there you have it sevco get 4 pens in two ties in the europa, this is piss taking on a grand scale expect the to go all the way, uefa’s revenge for the f**k uefa flag anything to rub more salt into the wounds, corruption to the core even seps bladder couldn’t handle this

portpower
1 month ago

Stop that! He`ll come back and start singing.

Una
1 month ago

“the” is meant to be them btw

Uralius
1 month ago

Robbie Keane & Damien Duff. Probably not even possible.

portpower
1 month ago

Ralph, on Saturday…

Celts 7-0.

TicToc
1 month ago

There are times in Life when to do nothing is not acceptable.
Going back to Murdoch (the tory-minded, leech-style, flea bastard with SKY TV etc.), he saw huge financial potential in pretending an interset in fitba. The rest is History. Desmond and Murdoch are twin parasites; they too have families. Now, hypothetically speaking, if I could EVER correlate a scumbag tory, leeching bastard with my child’s hunger, I would ACT.
Catalysts are generally uncommon with people, but sometimes, it takes but a minor spark to become a catalytic converter of industrial proportions. We’ve (Celtic FC supporters) IMHO have had ENOUGH and are willing to be led into ‘reformation’ of Scottish Football, and the adherent, masonic, orange scum.
BTW, I’ve put some ‘offerings’ on PMGB’s site and Sentinel Celts. All good guys, I think, but reticent to confront, head-on, the Celtic hierarchy.
I’m not (reticent), I look to revolution: let’s turn things over, for GOOD.
As Lawwell goes and the new guy enters, Lennon’s (thankfully gone but Kennedy should’ve been 1st………….fukk this, my heart has gone . Celtic PLC for ever more?……..or engage ‘gear’, insert detergent capsule, take aim, and, megaphone, “one last chance, or the HV (water) pistols will be deployed. (Sorry, missed that…………and the scum on our Board is washed away as they’re cleansed by a bloodless revolution”.
Hmm, one prefers the enforced penitence, grovelling embarrassment and a final solution; tit-for-tat, you reap what you sow…….. Byeeeeeeeee

TicToc
1 month ago

Occasional comments, repetitively pulled?
Aye, okay!
In terms of Celtic/eTims, this is “Just Another Brick in the Wall”

TicToc
1 month ago

Jist logged in tae huv a look…………….sweet fukkin jesus……..the days go flashing by in some fukkin moron’s idea of improvement? WTF? And WHO set the prick loose?
I’m just a wee bit ‘touchy’ at the moment, no apologies here, just fact.
And I get this?
It’ll no’ be ME going over the edge, but some cunt will.
Fukkoff, endae.

TicToc
1 month ago

See, see whilst ma last contribution tae this now fucked-up site, is in “moderation”, it’s gonnae become a byword fur something one may call immoderate++++++++++++++

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