Numerous Celtic fans anticipate the club to make additional additions this summer, but the gap between what is expected and what is actually happening at the club is wide.
Many loan players have left the club since the conclusion of the season, including Diego Laxalt, Jonjoe Kenny, and Shane Duffy, and with the projected departures of Odsonne Edouard, Kristoffer Ajer, and Ryan Christie, the Celtic first team’s immediate future appears grim.
This window has only seen one player come in, and it does not appear that any big stars will be heading to Paradise very soon.
Hugh Keevins, speaking on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard, took a fantastic blow at Ange Postecoglou when he had his tirade about the state of events at Celtic.
“Nicky Hammond left in mid March, and it’s now mid July. Do they want a Head of Recruitment? Who’s in charge of this process of bringing players in?
“Ange Postecoglou, who’s got a lot on his plate to coach the players. He’s got to get them used to his way of working. He needs to plan ahead for Midtjylland and take it stage by stage.
“But he has no knowledge of players in Europe because he’s Austronesian. So, who’s in charge of this process? Nicky Hammond left mid March mid July and there’s still a vacancy.”
A odd and inaccurate remark, to say the least. Postecoglou’s understanding of European football has been widely chronicled since he got the position, and it can be boiled down to two main aspects.
However, there is one essential aspect that renders Keevin’s assertion factually wrong. Ange has almost 25 years of experience as a coach. It is not just lazy, but also foolish, to claim that he has no expertise of European football because he has not worked on the continent.
But which doesn’t seem to fit with the Celtic hating paradigm, does that really?