Date: 10th April 2019 at 6:00am
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Callum McGregor would like a ‘quick’ decision on who will be the next permanent manager of Celtic.

Neil Lennon is in pole position but it’s now open season on who will take charge next season with rumours of who is playing golf with Dermot Desmond now appearing on an almost daily basis!

There are two time lines running through this story- it’s six weeks since Brendan Rodgers decided to dedicate his life to his beloved Leicester City and just three months until the first European qualifiers of next season.

Under normal circumstances the January transfer window is when you prepare for the July qualifiers but in hindsight uncertainty over the motives of Rodgers’ meant that Celtic hedged their bets with no significant business done in the last transfer window with an eye on next season.

Whoever is in charge can count on Callum McGregor with the midfielder admitting that a decision would help the dressing room.

Obviously the club have to get the appointment right, whichever way they want to get it done,” he told The Sun.

But the players, staff and everyone around the club want to know as soon as possible, so you have the continuity going into next season.

Whatever the board decides, as soon as the players find out it calms everyone down. It gives the club a focus as the new season comes round pretty quickly.

You only have three or four weeks off and then it’s straight back into the big games again. The sooner it is done the better for everyone.”

Whoever takes charge will inherit McGregor, Kris Ajer, Tom Rogic, James Forrest, Odsonne Edouard and Kieran Tierney on long term contracts as well as Scott Brown on a two year deal.