14 Jun 2024 08:52:26
So the transfer window is open?

Still no head of recruitment in? A club of our size. just can't help feel it's not very organised or areas prioritised correctly.

Surely this should have been 1st on the list, good structure in any business, yields best results in performance.

1.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 09:34:50
You’ve got a point,
However our best players currently at the club, were signed by Ange when Celtic were in between head of recruitment appointments.

2.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 09:46:42
Celtic never had a head of recruitment when these players were signed -

Kyogo, Starfelt, Abada, Juranovic, Giakoumakis, O’Riley, Hatate, Hart, Scales, Jota (loan) , CCV (loan) , Maeda, Scales, Ideguchi, Liam Shaw, Johnny Kenny and McCarthy on a free.

3.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 09:05:11
Thought we had hired an overseas one recently.

4.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 11:52:14
Maybe best based on that evidence we skip head of recruitment lol.

5.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 12:07:52
When we never had a head of recruitment we apparently used an old 'magic 8 ball'.

6.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 12:22:41
I get what you are saying Buzz but tge Celtic board got lucky when they stumbled upon Ange ad from tge outside looking in it would appear to me anyway that he kind of assumed the role due to the type of manager he is, before Ange came in we were all saying the same thing the club needs to modernise the football department and here we are 3 years down the line and we still haven't done it.

What does that tell me? Well that tells me that things are going to stay pretty much the same as they have always been.
If nothing changes then nothing changes it's as simple as that, I don't care what anyone else says but the day the transfer window opens we should be announcing our new keeper for the next 4 or 5 years to the world and yet Nada! Plumbs!

{Ed007's Note - It's only the domestic window that's open, we can only finalise deals with other Scottish teams/players. The international window doesn't open until July 1st.}

7.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 12:39:10
That's Ed saying calm the f**k down Bhoys, it's early doors ?

☘️ ? ☘️.

{Ed007's Note - ??

8.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 14:03:56
It’s not the Head of recruitment that is important, it is the players that our scouting team point out to Board who are good choices for Michael N to do deal with their club and bring players to our club . Head of recruitment might only sort them out in preference, surely if PL, had a few free hours he could help the club out or else some of the recruitment team could take on job in an interim basis . The worse thing we could have done is spend the last few months concentrating on Head of Recruitment, especially when BR has demanded final say on players coming in.

9.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 15:12:38
Wee des what is important is modernisation of the football department at Celtic with a director of football who takes care of all the football matters at the club and liase with the board for budgets and the likes, for a club the size of Celtic to operate the way it does is just plain crazy.

10.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 14:41:50
I’ve set off fireworks early here. Sorry Ed I’ll go back in my box till the 1st lol.

{Ed007's Note - ??

11.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 17:41:10
Rojac . Do you think we should have both Head of Recruitment and Director of Footballer . Surely Celtic are quite a big club operating in a small league . I realise that we need back - up and also supervision for our Football Manager but I don’t think we need to have as many Managers and Directors as teams in the EPL who have massive TV payments etc and it is obvious that Celtic can’t match these clubs or other top clubs in the other top 4 leagues . Celtic have to keep as much money as possible for players and not wasted on excess pen pushers.

12.) 14 Jun 2024
14 Jun 2024 21:24:10
Des we make enough money to have both jobs within our club definitely

So how can a Head of recruitment deal with all football matters from youth teams to coaching to fitness and sports science and have time to do his recruitment job?

A club the size of Celtic should have a director of football and by the way Celtic are a rich club just not as rich as the richest teams in the richest league. For the first time we are into the top 20 clubs in the world for merchandise above Inter Milan and a couple of other clubs bringing in £34m last year.
If my memory serves me correctly we have a turnover similar to the likes of Benfica I'm sure. In my opinion the reason we underperforming is back of a fag packet way we run ourselves, we are a multimillion pound organisation where money men should deal with money and football people deal with football and a director of football who has a knowledge of both acts as the go between the both.

13.) 15 Jun 2024
15 Jun 2024 09:21:57
Rojac, We need better players with the best possible facilities to help them to be ftt as possible and to improve the football structure of our team . Of course we need Director of football and Head of Recruitment and every other football club position but unless we want to have a better football influence in Europe .
Manchester Utd when Ferguson was king, didn’t have Directors and Heads of everything, they have now and celebrate Cup victory and no league titles for years 11 yrs . We need to keep winning and worry about building different Football position as we go . Too many Directors and Head of various roles within club can cause dissension within club where agreement and consent is vital.