Peter Lawwell told Sky Sports he’ll not be rushed into making an appointment. Football goes on holiday for the next few weeks as players, managers and (under normal circumstances) CEOs kick back before minds turn to preseason and transfers. Even if Celtic appoint a manager tomorrow, his plans for next season will progress little in the immediate future, but the task is being addressed with some urgency.
The best insight I can offer is that the bookies and media know Sweet Fanny Ally about what is going on. Know that when Celtic start to talk to a candidate, the first thing they will insist on is radio silence, so if the aspiring manager is talking to a jouno, chances are he’s not talking to Celtic. The club will attempt to do as much work below radar as possible, but between now and the day of an appointment, newspapers will splash their latest ‘favourite’ to get the job over their covers in an attempt to get you buy. You’d be better picking your own candidates and writing your own headlines.
I’m going to wallow a bit in European glory tonight. All those photos of the Lions back in Lisbon has been inspiring. What great man, what a great history they’ve given us.
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