Date: 15th January 2021 at 1:20pm
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Many Celtic fans have been discussing an update about Dermot Desmond that recently emerged on social media.

It has recently been reported by Football Insider that Desmond’s son, Ross Desmond, is being lined up to join the club’s board. The report states that the older Desmond is preparing to make sure that there are changes at the club and these changes will be sparked by the arrival of the younger Desmond at the club. It also states that Ross was pictured at last year’s AGM but he hasn’t previously had an official role at Celtic. He is now set to be handed a key role in the Celtic setup.

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He has agreed to take over a role at the club and the move is expected to be official in the summer. Senior figures are set to step down as well.

This update was relayed on Facebook by Celtic News Now as well as elsewhere on social media, leaving many Hoops fans talking about it.

What did Celtic fans make of this update about Dermot Desmond?

Scottish Sun journalist Derek McGregor has recently made it clear that Dermot Desmond could indeed be looking to make a lot of changes in the Celtic board and he has even tipped him to make a major managerial appointment in the summer.

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In recent days, Desmond has backed Lennon and it was reported that he saw enough in Celtic’s loss in the Old Firm to believe that Lennon is still the right man for the job.

“Lawwell will be away at end of season. His health isn’t good.”


A lot of these Celtic fans aren’t happy with the current board and they are demanding changes. One fan is mocking the idea of Desmond’s son stepping into a position in the board at Parkhead, while others think this is a sign of Peter Lawwell coming to the end of his tenure at the club.

Protests have been held against the Celtic board and fans have also demanded the exit of Neil Lennon himself. So while the board may need changes, Ross Desmond’s LinkedIn profile suggests that he is a principal at investment company Ventura Holdings and it may raise doubts about whether he’s a football man or not. So perhaps Celtic fans should be wary of this appointment.