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Postecoglou responds to new recruitment set up

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Ange Postecoglou has played down a report that Dermot Desmond has taken on a lead role in Celtic’s recruitment efforts.

With Peter Lawwell and Nick Hammond moving on there is an obvious void in the area of recruitment which Dom McKay addressed when he took on the job as CEO.

Desmond has been heavily involved in the recruitment of managers but the nitty gritty of bringing in players, dealing with clubs and agents has never quite been his thing.

Discussing Desmond’s role in recruitment, Postecoglou told Glasgow Times:

I’ve [had] good chats with him about the key fundamentals. He’s employed me to do the job. I don’t think he’s employed me to get him to do the job.

Dermot, Dom, the whole club has been very supportive from the first day but I’m the one assigned to do the job and the work. I didn’t come here for others to do it and I think that’s their expectations of me.

The expected massive overhaul of the Celtic squad has yet to pick up momentum with Liel Abada, Kyogo Furuhashi and Carl Starfelt the only confirmed signings so far.

Every area of the squad is in need of change but there is now just over a month left in the transfer window with current circumstances making transfer business a long drawn-out affair.

Starfelt should be available to play against Hearts on Saturday but it will be a big decision to take after just one or two training sessions with his new team-mates.

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