Simon Ferry Urges Celtic To Change Managerial Contract Policy

Former Celtic reserve, and now Open Goal podcast host, Simon Ferry has said that he thinks any new manager at the club should be a two or three year contract and give them time to build. The Bhoys have employed managers on a rolling 12 month contract since the days of Martin O’Neill, only briefly breaking that trend with Brendan Rodgers during his first season in charge.

Ferry has urged his former club to get back to that way of thinking and also told GoRadio: “There are going to be a lot of players leaving, a lot of players coming in.” A director of football is expected to be in place when Dominic McKay arrives and Ferry believes the pending rebuild is bad news for Neil Lennon’s hopes of remaining in charge.

In that regard, Ferry added: “New chief executive, new director of football, they want to get off on a good footing with the fans. If you keep Neil Lennon then straight away you’re being called puppets and people living in the past. That’s why I think there will be a change of manager.”

Dom McKay doesn’t take over the role until July 2021. A monstrous task awaits him, but with the right structure and necessary changes being made, then Ferry believes that Celtic can quickly restore their former glory. Although, Barry Ferguson told the show that the Hoops run the risk of writing off next season if they don’t act now.

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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