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Nick Hammond's Celtic future under 'major threat'

Read Sport logo Read Sport 14/01/2021 21:22:54 Charlie Smith
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Celtic recruitment chief Nick Hammond finds himself in a 'huge battle' to remain at the club, with majority shareholder Dermot Desmond 'planning huge changes' at Parkhead.

That's according to an exclusive report from Football Insider, which added that sources have informed them multiple key figures could be sacked due to this season's failures on the pitch.

Celtic have been dumped out of Europe and the Scottish League Cup already this season and are trailing Rangers by 21 points at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

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Many Hoops fans were delighted after Hammond was appointed as the club's permanent Head of Football Operations back in October 2019.

Hammond was responsible for signing a number of youngsters shortly before his permanent appointment over a year ago, including the impressive Jeremie Frimpong, who has been a regular in Neil Lennon's side this season.

However, since his permanent appointment, the arrivals under Hammond's watchful eye haven't exactly gone to plan. The likes of £4.5m summer signing Vasilis Barkas and loanee Shane Duffy have both come in for criticism from numerous Celtic fans.

Meanwhile, the centre-forward additions of Albian Ajeti and Patryk Klimala haven't exactly set Scottish football alight, scoring just eight goals in 40 appearances combined.

Axing the likes of Hammond and other senior figures may all be well and good in Desmond's eyes, but in our view, a clear plan needs to be put in place prior to any exits.

14. tammikuuta 2021 23:22:54 Categories: Read Sport

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