The Fall Guy/Shield pointed some blame at the instigators of Celtic’s serial failures after last night’s Champions League defeat to Midtjylland,
Following back-to-back successes to reach the group stage of the Champions League in 2017 and 2018 the club should have had the platform to regularly cash in on a seeded route to a £30m windfall.
Brendan Rodgers, Neil Lennon and Ange Postecoglou have all failed the task which suggests that the problem is elsewhere in the club.
Following a December managerial review, a 106 day search for a manager the Celtic board provided Ange Postecoglou with Liel Abada to add to the squad that failed so miserably last season.
Postecoglou hasn’t been allowed to bring in an assistant coach to help with the enormous task of turning the squad over, just to handicap him a little more Kris Ajer was sold to leave Greg Taylor as his most experienced defender.
Ange was presented as the brave new face of Celtic, bringing new world thinking to the job having worked in Japan, an Australian visionary whose main success had been at the 2014 World Cup Finals in Brazil where the Socceroos lost out at the group stage.
Without getting over dramatic Postecoglou told The Scotsman:
I’m the person who has been put in charge. We haven’t got players in. Obviously I haven’t done a good enough job convincing people we need to bring people in.
Subtle. Despite a decade in the job Ian Bankier was happy to send Postecoglou into battle with a threadbare squad.
A goalkeeper that is second choice to someone many fans believe has barely made a save as a Celtic player. An 18-year-old making his competitive debut with two of the front five (Christie and Edouard) in the final 12 months of their Celtic contracts.
Bankier should be able to remember AEK Athens, Cluj and Ferencvaros, if he has he has learned nothing as he oversaw the failure to get past Midtjylland as another campaign opens up pointing towards disaster.