Celtic are ready to make huge changes to their recruitment side of the club as a number of failed signings have set the club chasing one of their most important titles in decades.

According to pundit and former Aberdeen player Noel Whelan, Celtic are ready to dramatically change the way they scout players and that would include replacing the so-called scouting guru Nicky Hammond.

Hammond has failed in his role there’s no beating around the bush on this one and so have the board.

The club has spent good money on players such as Shane Duffy, Albian Ajeti and Vasilis Barkas who have all failed to add anything to Neil Lennon’s squad.

Whelan spoke with Football Insider:

Asked if the club’s recruitment set up needed to be changed, Whelan said:

“Absolutely, especially when you look at the way they’ve gone about things previously, they’ve been very successful.

“This year, it’s just not happened, the process hasn’t been good, the players haven’t been good enough, they’ve not settled in and I think just look at the points gap, that says it all.

“I think the fact that they’ve never had a steady backline, there’s been too many changes, I’m hearing too many players wanting out of the football club to begin with as well at the beginning the season.

“So yeah, I think there needs to be a lot of changes at Celtic and especially recruitment, it’s not been good enough for a club of their size.”