Chris Sutton has had a ringside view of it over the last four years.
He watched the embarrassing defeats to AEK Athens, Cluj and Ferencvaros and warned about the consequences of failing to prepare.
Those inside Celtic chose to do nothing. Faced with what many fans felt was the biggest rebuild in 30 years the Celtic board decided to add Liel Abada to last season’s squad after selling Jeremie Frimpong, Patryk Klimala and Kris Ajer.
? “This isn’t on the manager, this is on the board.”@chris_sutton73 reacts to Celtic’s loss
“There’s no doubt it was embarrassing for Celtic to go out of the Champions League at this stage. I think we all know the reasons for it. The manager has been dealt an awful hand” ?? pic.twitter.com/pJ79Y8ilOW
— Premier Sports ? (@PremierSportsTV) July 28, 2021
Over two matches Midtjylland looked barely competent, they didn’t have any stand out players, they were nothing special. Next week PSV Eindhoven should see them off quite comfortably but the Danes were good enough to see off Celtic.
The warning signs to last night’s shambles were first obvious 12 months ago after losing to Ferencvaros, clearly they weren’t listened to.
December brought a managerial review, February saw the resignation of Neil Lennon and then in June the board decided to announce a new manager. One that would instantly go into quarantine.