Date: 25th January 2021 at 5:20pm
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Paul John Dykes has been speaking on a recent edition of the A Celtic State of Mind podcast about all things relating to Celtic.

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One of the topics that he spent a bit of time on was the club potentially spending more money on the management team than on loan players.

Celtic currently have Shane Duffy, Diego Laxalt and Mohamed Elyonoussi on loan this season, and according to Dykes, they are costing the club around £60,000 per week between them, and he thinks that this money should be spent on the management team and the manager.

This comes after Football League FC claimed that the trio earn £62,250 per week in total.

He said: (13:30) “The information I have got is that the wages that were released are pretty accurate. £60,000 a week on three loanees, who really aren’t playing every week and they’re certainly not pivotal to the squad, is a horrendous amount of money to be shelling out for somebody else’s players, when they are not contributing to a successful Celtic side.

“That £3m a year, for me, is better spent on the management team.”

Would you invest these wages into a new manager?

Yes, we need someone else

Yes, we need someone else

No, just back Lennon

No, just back Lennon

TIF Thoughts on what Dykes said…

The information that Dykes has backs up a report from Football League FC, which claimed that Laxalt, Duffy and Elyonoussi were costing the Bhoys a lot of money in wages and when you look at Duffy’s struggles, for example, then you can see why Dykes would rather see the money spent on a new manager or new management structure.

Under Neil Lennon, this season Celtic are 23 points behind Rangers and finished bottom of their Europa League group and are also out of the Scottish League Cup.

So, the argument is there that perhaps with a better manager or if the club had diverted the funds from those loan players into paying more for another manager, the Bhoys might not be in this mess.

However, it is clear that Dykes wants to see Celtic invest more in the management team, and we agree with him.