On Thursday morning the Celtic board patted themselves on the back as they announced a manager after a search lasting 106 days.
Gerry McCulloch was in top form as he presented Ange Postecoglou and Dom McKay to the Celtic support- the new manager used to have Kenny Dalglish posters on his wall.
It’s unlikely that posters of Peter Lawwell and Dermot Desmond are up on many walls, outside Celtic Park the board members were reminded of the massive failings that they have presided over since the summer of 2018 when the club brought in Youssouf Mulumbu rather than John McGinn.
Dermot Desmond, Ian Bankier, Dom McKay, Brian Wilson, Thomas Allison, Sharon Brown, Chris McKay, Michael Nicholson.
A board unfit for purpose. pic.twitter.com/2F1EwlVf3X
— North Curve Celtic (@NCCeltic) June 11, 2021
Do you think Ange Postecoglou will win the 21/22 SPFL Premiership title?
Yes, I'm all in, the bounce back is underway
No, Ange is walking into a club in turmoil
In 2019 Brendan Rodgers was replaced by Neil Lennon, Boli Bolingoli took over from Kieran Tierney. The consequences of those decisions came home to roost over the last 12 months. Adding to the ritual European humiliations dished out by AEK Athens, Cluj, Copenhagen, Ferencvaros and Sparta Prague the domestic trophies have been removed with two of them on display in Perth.
As the high-fiving over finding a manager starts to calm down the hierarchy can begin the task of finding a Director of Football, appointing assistants to Ange Postecoglou and rebuilding a first team squad that is down to the bare bones.