Celtic currently have no one in charge to deal with transfers, according to Chris Sutton.
Supporters are waiting patiently for the club to announce the appointment of Eddie Howe as manager, but with chief executive Peter Lawwell and Head of Football Operations Nick Hammond having both left the club, it appears player recruitment isn’t on the agenda whatsoever. Sutton says he was alarmed by former player Lee Naylor’s worrying claims about the current state of the club:
“Lee Naylor’s revelation during the week was a huge concern. He’s an agent these days and he said he didn’t know who to speak to at Parkhead when it comes to offering players. That’s a massive worry. Celtic are in a tough market, with a lot of competition. They can’t afford to spend silly money but there are not many good players available as bargain buys. The longer this goes on, the further down the queue Celtic will find themselves.”
New CEO Dominic McKay is said to be already working hard to get a new Director of Football in, as well as Howe, so hopefully, the power vacuum at Celtic doesn’t last too much longer.
There are a lot of big decisions to make in the next six weeks, and there isn’t a lot of time, especially with the Champions League qualifiers in July. Howe and the club’s recruitment department will seemingly have to work round the clock to get players in.