The Scottish Sun journalist Derek McGregor has discussed the possibility of Celtic’s majority shareholder making a Hollywood managerial appointment at Parkhead.
McGregor appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Celtic Huddle podcast and the panel talked about multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One topic of discussion was the potential change of managers at the club. McGregor believes that Desmond could make changes at the club in the summer and he could appoint a ‘Hollywood name’ as the manager.
It was reported some days ago that Desmond has backed Neil Lennon to see out the current campaign at Celtic. That is because Desmond saw enough in Celtic’s performance in the Old Firm to believe that Lennon is still the right man for the job. Having said that, they were held to a 1-1 draw by Hibs recently and the gap between them and Rangers is now 21 points.
Do Celtic need a 'Hollywood name' as manager?
McGregor believes that the upcoming summer could be a tumultuous one for the Bhoys and the club could witness some changes.
He said: “I think throughout Dermot Desmond’s tenure, he’s not really one that makes statements, they’re very, very rare – but what he tends to do is make dramatic moves. It’s by actions that he makes his statements. There’s been no bigger one than when he brought Brendan Rodgers in. In terms of a wow factor, that was huge.
“The theory was that at the time, he felt he had to act big in the aftermath of an embarrassing cup semi-final defeat to a then-Championship Rangers and he certainly acted with conviction. Will he do the same again this time? I think it could well be the case. Clearly, season ticket sales are massive for Celtic. I think certainly we’re looking at a tumultuous summer for Celtic. I think there could be huge change from top to bottom. It wouldn’t surprise me at all if Dermot decided to opt for a kind of so-called Hollywood name as such.”
TIF Thoughts on McGregor’s comments…
Considering that Celtic are 21 points behind the Gers and they’ve not been in great form, it seems tough to see how Neil Lennon’s men can still recover from this position. There have already been protests against Lennon and the club’s board, which clearly suggest that there is anger amongst the fanbase.
The Hoops may miss out on a tenth title in a row if they fail to win the league. And it would be a failure on the club’s part. So because of that, it would be worth bringing about a structural change at the club to initiate a rebuild and start afresh next season.