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05 Mar 2019 12:05:34
ED007 a couple of questions, if I may.
Firstly, and this is not included in my questions, I heard from 2 "Celtic men" (NOT a steward LOL) that the final total Leicester paid Celtic was £9m (£6m Rodgers, £3m for backroom staff) Is this near what you heard?

Here are my questions, will the Board now sanction the signing of any new players under Lennon or will they wait until a permanent boss is in place?
Club now have funds to get a big name european manager, but do you think Board, ie Lawwell, will go with cheaper option of Lennon, Kennedy and Duff. My thinking being, a new manager will want a decent transfer budget whereas Lennon will not ask for too much and do as he is told by Pedro.

{Ed007's Note - I had heard it was £8 million in total - £6m for Rodgers and £1m each for Davies and Toure) but what's a wee million between friends lol
The board have to sanction spending money on players when you consider the players that will be leaving in the summer or that look like leaving. The news Congerton is leaving blows the transfer system at the Club out the water and he'll need to be replaced ASAP for the new man to start tracking/scouting targets unless Pedro's still going to offer the new manager Congerton's 'list' to choose from. Obviously any new manager will have some of his own targets too.
As things stand just now I will be really surprised if Lennon isn't our next manager but I can't see Lawwell letting him spend £9 million on one player, I do think he will be allowed to spend roughly the same as Rodgers bar Edouard.
Lennon will be anything but Lawwell's yes-man, if it's anything like the last time he'll be a pain in the @rse to him. Lennon's as frank and honest in private as he is in public and isn't scared to speak his mind.}

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05 Mar 2019 13:59:20
If we can get a top class replacement for Congerton and get a first team coach in of same calibre (I would love to see someone like Joe Jordan) , then I genuinely believe we will go even further with Lennon in charge than what we have achieved under Rodgers.

A good backroom set up and we will be laughing. Hopefully get Congerton replacement quickly so we can strenghen in summer before any Europe qualifiers.

05 Mar 2019 14:02:41
I know you previously said you weren't keen on Lennon being the manager but have you changed your mind at all Ed? I'm guessing Lennon would want certain assurances from Lawwell up front. Wasn't the reason for Lennon leaving last time because of a bust up with PL?

{Ed007's Note - Lennon left because he didn't have much input in signings if any at all, I'd assume that would be spoke about if and when Lennon is offered the job. I haven't changed my mind, I would still rather see the board show the same kind of ambition that brought Rodgers here.}

05 Mar 2019 16:06:35
I am on the fence. Appointing any manager has it's risks so at least with NL we know what he can bring to the table. If he gets the better of SG in the league and Cup (if they get thro) that would be enough in my book to earn at least a rolling 12 month deal. Plus See if he can sign a Centre Half! BR couldn't get that right over 2.5 years.

05 Mar 2019 17:49:02
The appeal of Rodgers as manager must have brought most of our big signings in recent years to the club. I can’t see Lennon being a hug bargaining tool. Maybe signing Lennon will play right into lawwells hands as he will get his way with spending. I assume a shortlist will be brought up and I can’t imagine Desmond wanting anyone lesser than Rodgers either. Lawwell needs to deliver in this case. Our scouting setup is key. If we ever had the same level as the RedBull teams then we would be on to a winner. They follow a similar philosophy to our signing policy so surely we can do the same. They’ve brought in highly sought after haland as Dabburs replacement. For a measly €4m. Good business.

05 Mar 2019 18:20:51
KenLikeEh Lennon signed Van Dijk and look what he has went onto achieve. End of the day we have a knack of signing some hidden gems who have moved onto bigger things. We will continue to do so regardless of who is in charge.

05 Mar 2019 18:43:31
I don’t know if I agree KenLikeEh. I think Rodgers being manager would have appealed to Sinclair having worked with him before. But take Dembele for example. The deal to sign him was well in motion before Rodgers arrived and I doubt it was the appeal of playing under Ronnie Deila the brought Moussa. I still think the appeal of playing for Celtic hold some water in certain quarters.

Sure we don’t have the financial power of the major European leagues and the SPL is not he most competitive but I believe playing for Celtic, competing for silverware and playing European football is still an attractive option for players.

Oli Burke in his press conference after the hearts game was quizzed by a reporter asking if due to Brendan leaving would he have second thoughts about extending his stay beyond this season if it was a possibility. His response “ I love it at Celtic it’s a privilege to play for this club and I’m really enjoying my football. So as far as I’m concerned personally nothing has changed I love it here and I don’t care who the manager is”

A similar question was put to Shved about the manager now leaving and he said nothing changes as it’s Celtic he signed for.

I believe it still appeals to certain players to come and play for Glasgow Celtic no matter who is in charge 🍀.

05 Mar 2019 19:46:30
Spot on ice man. Totally agree. I think I could have summed up my post by saying that I believe there is much room for improvement throughout our club. Deila brought us Ajer too. We all know how good he will be one day.

05 Mar 2019 20:30:55
Big name signings? That’s the problem with hallf our support forget that phrase cos it’s not happening. As for attracting any players were Celtic the name history and everything associated with us sells us any player who knocks us back I’m not interested their loss.

07 Mar 2019 13:12:02
Do you think Congerton's departure would have been influenced by Lennon's arrival or has he resigned/ been told to leave by Lawwell for a different reason? HH.

07 Mar 2019 13:11:14
I think that part of the decision on who the next manager is might be based on what revenue the club can bring in off the pitch.
The last time Lennon was in charge the season ticket sales started to drop, I don't know if this would happen again but football being what it is these days I wouldn't be surprised if the amount of shirt and season ticket sales plays as much a part of any decision as what success on the field any manager may achieve.



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