Upheaval for Sead Haksabanovic as Celtic loanee sees manager change at loan club

Celtic winger Sead Haksabanovic’s loan spell at Stoke City is in disarray after they sacked their manager. Alex Neil signed Haksabanovic on a season-long loan in the summer transfer window and has been helpless to arrest the slump down to 20th in the Championship.

Now, Neil has been sacked by Stoke after a disastrous run of form.

Haksabanovic has made just nine appearances for The Potters, scoring once and assisting twice. It puts him in a difficult position given that he is clearly out of the picture at Celtic. In 42 appearances, he scored five goals and assisted on four occasions winning a Treble in his first season in Scotland.

It was clear at the start of the season that the winger was behind a number of players in Rodgers’ thinking out wide and his petulance by posting on social media accelerated his departure. PAOK offered a permanent move but he opted to go to England.

Ironically enough, Haksabanovic would have likely had more game time had he stayed at the club given the amount of injuries in the attacking third for Rodgers.

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