Former Celtic striker, Chris Sutton, has criticised the current squad at Parkhead and insisted that any new manager will need plenty of help if there aren’t big changes.
Sutton was commenting on issues at the club following the stepping down of Neil Lennon this week. The Northern Irishman left the club miles behind Rangers in the title race.
And Sutton, speaking to BT Sport, believes the move should have happened a while back and believes any new manager coming in is going to have a big job on their hands.
“This was bound to happen and should have happened months ago. There’s been a lack of leadership all throughout the club and it’s a massive problem,” Sutton said.
“On the face of it, I think Neil should have stepped down in November. But now Celtic have to look forward to next season. And the truth is that the new manager coming in, if he’s appointed in June, if he has to work with this current squad, then god help him.”
A number of names including Frank Lampard, Steve Clarke, and Thierry Henry have all been linked with a move to the club. However, as yet, there is no clear and obvious favourite to take on what is one of the biggest jobs in Europe.
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Sutton’s comment on the current squad is an interesting one. It seems to take direct aim at the Celtic players currently in that dressing room and he clearly feels things need to change.
It will take quite an overhaul, mind. The likes of Odsonne Edouard will likely leave anyway, along with a few others. That means a major rebuild job for anyone coming through the door.
As Sutton alludes too, it could be one massive task for the new boss.