CELTIC Football Club is delighted today to announce that it has appointed John Paul Taylor as its new Supporter Liaison and Service Officer.

John Paul returns to the club after an absence of five years, during which he has been working in a senior operational management post within the financial services industry.

Before leaving the club in 2008, he had worked at Celtic for 15 years, primarily within the Ticket Office.

John Paul will be the main point of contact for Celtic supporters and his role will involve maintaining relationships with our various supporter groups, with other liaison officers and with the football authorities and leagues.

He will organise fan events and focus groups and attend supporters’ club meetings, utilise various vehicles to promote a positive supporter culture and correspond with fans around issues of supporter service.

John Paul said:  “It really is a privilege to re-join Celtic and I am very much looking forward to my new role.

“As a lifelong Celtic fan I know exactly what it means to be a supporter of this great club and having worked previously at Celtic I know how important our fans are to the club.

“We are in fantastic shape on and off the field and it is a great time to be a Celtic supporter –  I know that the club has worked to ensure that it connects with and responds to its supporters.

“I look forward to continuing this work and ensuring that the needs of our fans are met”.

Celtic Chief Executive Peter Lawwell said: “This new role is a very important appointment for us and I am delighted to welcome John Paul back to the club.

“We are pleased that we already have excellent relationships with our supporters’ organisations, however it is always important to maintain and strengthen these links and this is what this new position will do.

“John Paul is someone who already knows the club and our fans well and I am sure he will be a very valuable addition to our team.

“Our fans are the lifeblood of Celtic and of course the club’s success is the fans’ success.

“We always listen to our supporters and through this new appointment, we will continue to ensure that Celtic fans are at the heart of all we do.”

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