Candidates and controlling interests

As of this evening, there seem to be only two men who are likely to be the next Celtic manager.

Brendan Rogers would love the job, and Roy Keane knows that the job is his if he wants it.

Just like the last time…

Interestingly I understand that Mr. Desmond has been rather more hands on with this appointment than he was last time around.

I’m told that he has brought in an executive search agency, and the lead person in this process is, I understand, female.

I wish her well.

Of course, this is not how it was the last time when the search for the successor to Neil Lennon was conducted from within the club itself.

For the avoidance of doubt, if is either of these men is appointed then I cannot see any of them tolerating an untitled director of football.

I believe that Steve Clarke has also been interviewed as a possible assistant for the chap in the Parkhead hot seat.

I think the highly regarded Scot, who has been in the dugout at Anfield and Stamford Bridge, would meet with the approval of the Parkhead fans.

Of course, there’s always the possibility of another unknown chap being plunged into the job.

However, I’m sure that is not a scenario that would please a certain Irish billionaire.

In that, he is at one with the Celtic support at the moment.

That isn’t’ something that has always been the case, dear reader.

Across the city, I’m sure, that the admirable Warburton is entirely happy with his lavish transfer budget at Sevco.

At a recent presentation to the chaps in the Blue Room, the ex-Brentford supremo stated that he would require seven players to augment his squad.

I understand that the figure of £10m was mentioned by the ex-City trader.

During this detailed presentation, I’m told that he said that the maximum that he proposed to spend on any single player would be in the region of £1.5m.

Given the very decent season he has it isn’t surprising that some clubs in England are looking covetously at him.

For example, would he be currently attracting interest from the people in charge at Aston Villa for example?

Sadly, I was told tonight to expect some serious Off the Radar reportage in the tabloids tomorrow morning.

No doubt the quality of the churnalism will be up to the appropriate Level.

I suppose something needs to be done to deflect from any discussion of the Offshore Game report into the SFA.

Consequently, I’m afraid there’s a full stenography warning in place until further notice.

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