John Hartson has urged Celtic to make a decision on the future of interim boss Neil Lennon and believes that preparations need to start ahead of the summer transfer window.
Lennon has been in temporary charge since the exit of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City and the Bhoys are still on contention for yet another domestic treble.
The Scottish giants produced a brilliant display to beat Aberdeen in the Scottish Cup semi-finals at the weekend and are in touching distance of the league title now too.
Pundit Hartson has admitted he wouldn’t mind Lennon becoming the new full-time Celtic boss and feels the club need to start with transfers.
He has suggested the Hoops need to try negotiate deals to sign loan stars Oliver Burke and Timothy Weah on a permanent basis.
“I think that the league will be wrapped up very soon, so in an ideal world, Neil would be looking to get some clarity now in order to get things moving for next season,” Hartson wrote in the Glasgow Evening Times.
“It is so key that Neil can get on the phone to managers of other clubs like PSG or West Brom when it comes to discussing the future of the likes of Timothy Weah and Oliver Burke, or cracking on with bringing in a freshness of his own.”
Burke linked up with Celtic in January on loan from West Brom and made a decent impact.
The versatile attacker has four goals and three assists in just 16 games, with his rapid pace often seeing him deployed at striker.
Meanwhile, centre-forward Weah also made the move to Parkhead on loan in January and came from French giants PSG.
The 19-year-old has scored four times in his 15 games and it a major young talent with colossal potential.