Desmond family’s life-long commitment to Celtic confirmed at AGM

Dermot Desmond and son here for the long haul, that should be seen as a good thing…

One notable moment  for me from the Celtic AGM yesterday was the words of Ross Desmond, the son of largest shareholder Dermot Desmond. Ross stated that he and his father have no intention of cashing in on their respective stakes in the club.

 Dermot Desmond is seen prior to the Celtic vs St Mirren Cinch Premiership match at Celtic Park on May 20, 2023. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“My father grew up a huge Celtic fan. We don’t consider ourselves as shareholders, we are custodians. In his lifetime and mine, we will not sell the club,” Ross Desmond

Dermot of course holds the single largest stake in the club, something he’s done for over twenty years. Ross also said that his dad grew up a Celtic supporter and is still as passionate about the club to this day.  What cannot be denied is the stability the billionaire Irishman has brought to Celtic in his time as Celtic’s biggest shareholder.

We can’t deny that he’s done plenty for the club over the years. Bankrolling The Martin O’Neill years, hiring Brendan Rodgers twice and Ange Postecoglou, for example. He is regularly accused of being ‘tight’ but if we’re honest he’s been good for us. The trophy haul in his time at the club is testament to that.

Dermot Desmond

Yes. like everyone else Dermot Desmond has his faults, but we are fortunate to have someone such as him as the main man at Celtic football club.

Folk dream of being took over by the oil rich Saudis, but that is never going to happen, and in any case it’s sometimes better the devil you know, and with Dermot we know he’s got Celtic’s interests at heart.

He might not be the most popular figure amongst the Celtic support, but neither was Fergus McCann when he was in control and look how highly he’s regarded by the Celtic supporters today.

So maybe we should just appreciate Dermot more than is perhaps the case. Now can we get some quality signings in January please?

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An ordinary everyday Celtic supporters hailing and still residing in Govan in the shadows of the enemy. I’m a season ticket holder. I Witnessed my first Celtic game in 1988 and have attended when I can ever since. Growing up in the 90s I witnessed Celtic at their lowest, and now appreciate the historic success we enjoy today. I enjoy writing about this wonderful football club and hopefully will continue to do so. I’ve always been a keen writer and initially started this a hobby. My ambition is to one day become as good an author as my fellow Celtic Star colleagues.

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