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Martin O’Neill’s stalwart warns Celtic hierarchy over lack of plan and direction

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Stan Petrov has warned the Celtic hierarchy about the cost of dithering.

Last year’s multiple failings should still be fresh in the mind with the CEO announcing that he was retiring, the manager resigning then the captain announcing that he had agreed a two year contract to join Aberdeen.

The seeds of those issues were sown in October as Celtic’s season started to fall apart. In early December a managerial review was ordered but by the time the squad set off for Dubai in January the title challenge was already dead in the water.

It took the club 106 days to appoint Ange Postecoglou as manager, Dom McKay lasted less than that timescale as CEO with supporters again questioning what direction the club is going in with silence from Chairman Ian Bankier.

Acting CEO Michael Nicholson remains a mystery figure to the fans that buy Season Tickets and merchandise with Petrov telling The Sun discussing the importance of appointing a leader with vision and direction:

They have to make a decision because you see how important this position is. You see it at other clubs.

There needs to be people looking at the short, medium and long term, because if you don’t have a plan then you don’t have a direction.

I hope they can sort things out very quickly. There are some other issues that have to be addressed and you need that balance to have success.

So far Postecoglou hasn’t appointed any coaching staff although yesterday Anton McElhone announced that he was the newly appointed head of Sports Science.

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