Former Celtic midfielder Peter Grant has been backed by the Dunfermline hierarchy after a tough start to life as manager at the Fife club. With no wins from the opening eight games, Grant has been under scrutiny from the Pars support but the club have reaffirmed their commitment to Grant in a statement released on their website.
The 55-year-old made 483 appearances for Celtic across a fifteen-year period and had been linked with a return to coaching at Celtic Park; however, as Eddie Howe’s ill-fated courting with Celtic ended, so too did any links to Celtic as Grant joined Dunfermline.
The defeat to Queen of the South at the weekend resulted in a consultation taking place between the club and their manager. The club said that they still retained belief in Grant’s abilities to rectify their situation and lead a claim up the table. Hopefully, the former Celtic hero can address the situation at Dunfermline and bring about a run of positive results.
Celtic instead opted for Ange Postecoglou as the rebuild in Glasgow’s East End rumbles on with the Australian hoping to have a full squad to choose from after the International Break.