Celtic Board Need To Answer Questions Regarding Poor Summer

Celtic have an endured a poor start to the season.

Ange Postecoglou has come in and the new manager will now know what a massive job he has on his hands.

Yet the Aussie coach shouldn’t be the one that has to answer all the questions from the media about where the blame lies because he’s not at fault for what has been a woeful summer thus far.

If you fail to prepare then you are prepared to fail. Year in and year out Celtic have struggled to prepare for a new season. Already this term they are out of the Champions League and have now lost their first Premiership game of the campaign.

Getting Ange in was a long process, with Eddie Howe obviously the Celtic hierarchy’s first choice. Yet no matter if it were Howe or Postecoglou who was to become the new gaffer, the recruitment drive should’ve been in full swing before the appointment was confirmed.

Everyone knew this was going to be a huge transfer window for the Hoops. Kristoffer Ajer has made his expected departure as has Olivier Ntcham (The Herald). Yet the board have been slow in finding replacements. You’ve got to expect Odsonne Edouard will be next out the door but again will the Celtic fans have to wait for him to officially leave before they see a new striker coming in later on in the window?

Last season Celtic were pretty hopeless for the most part. Their weaknesses were evident to anyone who watched them and that was in defence.

New keeper Vasilis Barkas failed to settle and number two Scott Bain isn’t a good enough to hold the gloves in a long term basis.

The backline has no stars without Ajer there and lack experience with Christopher Julien still on the sidelines.

Swedish centre-back Carl Starfelt has arrived (Source BBC Sport) but only after Celtic’s european loss to FC Midtjylland (Daily Record).

During that disappointing season last year, the Glasgow club had to make use of quite a few loans to strengthen up their backline (Maybe not strengthen). Yet with those average loanees now back at their parent clubs, Celtic have for some reason not brought in players to plug the gaps in their leaky defence.

Even though we can all see where it’s all going wrong at Celtic Park, those in charge of the pursestrings and those in the scouting department (does one exist?) have failed in their duties to oversee the goings on at the football club.

After the loss to the Danes in the Champions League qualifiers, Ange Postecoglou stated:

“I still think it’s my responsibility,” 

“I’m the person that’s been put in charge and if we haven’t got players in obviously I haven’t done a good enough job of convincing people we need to bring people in.

“I don’t say that because I’m some kind of martyr; I just think that’s my responsibility.”


Listen, this has hee-haw to do with Ange and him having to convince his bosses that they need to bring in players. That has been obvious from the outset.

The board have been sleeping at the wheel for a few years now and have been making similar mistakes for at least a decade, especially when it comes to failings in Europe.

Instead of Ange having to come out and take flak from the media, it should be those in the boardroom that have tied his arm behind his back that are coming out and answering the questions that need answered!

If that wasn’t enough, it seems like some fans have had multiple tickets to go back to Celtic Park, while other season ticket holders have repeatedly missed out. This is simply not good enough.

Where’s this sporting director that was meant to be a top priority?

Where’s the new defence?

Where’s the backing of the new manager?

Where’s the professionalism?

It really is time for answers at Celtic Park.

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