Pundit Tam Cowan has recently urged the future Celtic manager to put an arm around Ryan Christie in an attempt to keep him at Parkhead.
Cowan appeared as a guest on the latest episode of PLZ Soccer’s The Football Show and the panel talked about numerous issues involving Scottish football and Celtic. One topic of discussion was Ryan Christie and his future.
Cowan talked about the Hoops star but stated that Christie’s situation is another reason why Celtic should hire a new manager as soon as possible. He urged the new boss to put an arm around Christie, make him feel good and build a team around him.
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Christie’s father has also talked about his son moving to the Premier League in the past, saying that the midfielder is capable of playing at that level.
Cowan tipped the next Celtic manager to do what Brendan Rodgers did to Callum McGregor in the past.
The pundit said (23:33): “That’s another reason for maybe Celtic getting a manager in sooner rather than later. Because correct me if I’m wrong – and I’m sure if it’s Eddie Howe or whoever else they might have up their sleeve, could do this with Ryan Christie – put an arm around him, make him feel absolutely brilliant. Tell him that you’re going to build the Celtic team around him.
“Unless I’m very much mistaken, that’s what Brendan Rodgers effectively did with Callum McGregor and maybe others. He was never done talking him up and other players and that must have made them feel really, really good.”
TIF Thoughts on Christie potentially staying at Celtic…
Journalist John McGarry has already stated that the Scotsman hasn’t provided any sign of extending his contract at Celtic, which might leave Hoops fans pessimistic about the player’s potential stay.
If he does leave though, perhaps Celtic supporters should be thankful to him for his contributions to the club. Especially considering how he regularly scored and assisted for the club over the last few seasons, helping them win multiple titles as well.