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Ethics and manipulating a move

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I have known players from Europe to fly into Scotland during a transfer window for a medical with a local club without their current employer’s knowledge.  This tactic explains the vast majority of overnight stays in a different country by a footballer in these circumstances.  Our errant employee may or may not have been on such a trip.

This is now an HR matter and due process will be followed.  His contract will be worth a significant sum and no one will want to pay that because an employee was not given the right to respond to allegations before action was taken.

Even then, there are reasons not to act immediately.  If the player has a club in Spain lined up, it puts money in his pocket if he becomes a free agent.  Of more concern is the precedent.  There are many players at Celtic who could earn several times their salary by moving this summer, contracts would be worth millions more if they were free agents.

It would be highly unethical behaviour to break lockdown rules in order to try force a move, as a free agent or not, but this is football and a fortune is at stake for both player and agent.  How sure are you another issue will not crop up during the European qualifying campaign?  Celtic’s business model depends on retaining contracted players who want out of their contracts or selling them for a fee.  Players cannot be incentivised to break rules, Covid or other.

The club have lots to consider before acting.  My guess is that their best interests are served by scheduling the appropriate HR meetings soon after the transfer window closes.  At least the left back question has become a little clearer this week, so every cloud……

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  1. NO BOBBY DOES IT PETTA on 12TH AUGUST 2020 3:54 PM

     

    I must say, Ajeti looks thoroughly depressed to be here.

     

     

     

     

    When he signed, Bolingoli looked delighted to be here.

     

     

    Make of thag what you will.

  2. I think we should let the Boli thing pan out. We cannot influence anything. Celtic will do whatever is necessary.

  3. CorkCelt

     

     

    Pretty sure John Higgins did half time draw once when I was there? Also saw him fair hammered once or twice.

  4. GENE

     

    if DD was asked a question re JK coaching ability do you think a no comment would have went down well.

  5. Ball in Netty line 2 surely ????

     

     

    Only one Albian Ajeti

     

    He eats Swiss cheese

     

    He scores with ease…….

     

     

    hopefully its not as long before we are singing it , as the West Ham fans didn’t get to sing it.

  6. NO BOBBY DOES IT PETTA on 12TH AUGUST 2020 3:54 PM

     

     

    I must say, Ajeti looks thoroughly depressed to be here.

     

     

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    He probably reads CQN

  7. No Bobby Does It Petta on

    Is Ajeti to partner Eddy up front in a 352? Or is he Eddy’s long term replacement?

     

     

    Thoughts anyone?

  8. Uncle Jimmy

     

     

    John Kennedy was a first team coach in Virgil’s final season for us. He had been coaching Youth and Development teams till then.

     

     

     

    RC

     

     

    A transcript of Duffer’s interview with The Boot Room:-

     

     

    Damien Duff has described Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy as “absolutely frightening” and one of the best coaches in the world, in conversation with Open Goal.

     

     

    Kennedy came through the ranks at Parkhead as a player, but injuries sadly limited him to 17 competitive appearances for the Bhoys.

     

     

    The 36-year-old, who also took in a loan spell at Norwich City, eventually retired aged just 26 on medical grounds, but became a first-team scout for Celtic in 2010.

     

     

    (Photo by Giuseppe Maffia/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

     

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    Damien Duff says Celtic have an ‘absolutely frightening’, world-class asset on their books

     

     

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    Damien Duff has described Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy as “absolutely frightening” and one of the best coaches in the world, in conversation with Open Goal.

     

     

    Kennedy came through the ranks at Parkhead as a player, but injuries sadly limited him to 17 competitive appearances for the Bhoys.

     

     

    The 36-year-old, who also took in a loan spell at Norwich City, eventually retired aged just 26 on medical grounds, but became a first-team scout for Celtic in 2010.

     

     

    (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

     

     

    Since then, Kennedy has worked his way up the coaching ranks with the Hoops, being promoted to assistant manager when Neil Lennon became manager again last year.

     

     

    With Kennedy in their coaching ranks, Celtic have reached nine Scottish Premiership title triumphs in a row, as well as sealing three domestic trebles in a row between 2017 and 2019.

     

     

     

    Duff, who spent 15 months at Parkhead and has worked with some of the top coaches in world football including Jose Mourinho, couldn’t sing his former colleague’s praises highly enough.

     

     

    “John Kennedy is without doubt one of the best coaches in the world,” Duff told Si Ferry on Open Goal. “I sound like his agent now, I don’t think that clubs outside realise how good he is. Absolutely frightening. Just so good.”

     

     

    When asked why he rated Kennedy so highly, Duff replied: “It comes down to detail, his detail is second to none, I’ve never seen detail like it… John doesn’t miss a trick. He sees the problem, how are we going to fix it? absolutely frightening. Like I said they’d be lost without him.

     

     

    Him and the gaffer, the gaffer is the best man around up there. I worked a lot with John, spent a lot of time late into the night watching games. I guess that I would have built a nice bond with him. Listen I sound like his agent, clubs are going to be chasing him but like I said he is too class.”

     

     

     

     

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    While it’s such a shame that injury issues curtailed Kennedy’s career, he has taken that same class to coaching level, working his way up the ranks at Celtic to become assistant manager, delivering unprecedented glory at Parkhead and now sitting on the edge of immortality if ten in a row is achieved.

     

     

    Duff’s comments on him are praise of the highest order and surely it won’t be long before Kennedy becomes manager – though whether that’ll be with the Hoops or elsewhere remains to be seen.

  9. KINGLUBO

     

     

    I said at the weekend that 2 wee fullbacks was asking for trouble.

     

     

    I didn’t say they couldn’t play football.

     

     

    However, they don’t look strong and neither dominates in the air.

     

     

    KT was a tiger of a fullback but was no good in the air.

     

     

    Our wee fullbacks will be targetted to our cost.

  10. so what we are saying our defensive coach is world class then it must be that our defenders are the problem

  11. NO BOBBY DOES IT PETTA on 12TH AUGUST 2020 4:23 PM

     

    Is Ajeti to partner Eddy up front in a 352? Or is he Eddy’s long term replacement?

     

    Thoughts anyone?

     

     

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    I think it’s a both sir. Keep Eddie for the 10, play them both and I’d expect is to try and secure Toney from the Posh. Those 2 will help continuity for next year.

     

     

    Bayo won’t return and sadly I think Griff’s days are numbered (age and temperament related).

  12. RC

     

    You either accept DD’s opinion as someone who has worked with JK or you don’t – don’t make up comments like world class which hasn’t been suggested.

     

    Tea at my daughter’s beckons – back later

  13. Damien Duff has described Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy as “absolutely frightening” and one of the best coaches in the world, in conversation with Open Goal.

  14. No Bobby Does It Petta on

    Big Wavy

     

     

    I wasn’t sure what ‘type’ of player Ajeti is, only that he had a decent goals ratio at Basel (1 in 2).

     

     

    If indeed he partners Eddy this season in a devastating double strike force, I’ll be happy. We can then collect £40m for Eddy once the 10 is in the bag.

     

     

    Simples.

  15. “It’s been amazing learning off him, and Stevie Woods as well, he’s well-respected all around the world and a world-class coach.

  16. Pógmathonyahun aka Laird of the Smiles on 12th August 2020 1:12 pm

     

     

    get my details from somebody and I should be able to sort

  17. Our Premiership fixture at home to Motherwell has been rescheduled to Sunday August 30, kick-off 3pm.

  18. Only for that Boli, we could all be looking forward to seeing the Celtic Play, hope the Bastard gets piles.

  19. Through the rain on

    A season like no other….

     

     

    Unlike the vast majority I’m not particularly hung up about the 10, I was more anxious about not making the 9!

     

     

    Since its unique comparisons to seasons past are redundant so I’d suggest we all hang on tight and enjoy the ride!

     

     

    Onwards CSC