Former Celtic player Kris Commons has slammed the board and the club in general for turning what would have been a historic season into a horror show.

The former midfielder attacks the recruitment this summer saying Barkas, Duffy and Ajeti haven’t been anywhere near good enough and speak to a bigger issue.

Celtic look like there out of the title race already and it’s only December. The team looks dead on their feet and the manager refuses to do the right thing by the club and leave.

It’s a sorry state of affairs that Commons puts down to the recruitment which has been more miss than hit, even going back to his time in the Hoops.

The ex-pro points out the major flaws and how things continue to unravel through the board penny pinching and scouting team picking the wrong targets.

The club is in disarray this season, it’s an incredible fall from grace but many believe it’s a slow decline be Neil Lennon took over.

We’ve seen how good a team can be if they’re coached properly. Ronny Deila’s side that looked like it was going nowhere was galvanised by Brendan Rodgers and his backroom team. The former Celtic manager’s recruitment wasn’t up to much either but he coached that team to a double treble.

Neil Lennon and the set up isn’t getting the best out of this side and he should be looking at himself. Writing in his MailSport column as cited by SunSport, Commons went more in on the board than the manager.

“The recruitment has been absolutely abysmal. It’s not that Celtic haven’t spent money. They have spent plenty. It’s how they’ve spent it that’s been the problem.

“This season has seen them fork out a £2million loan fee for Shane Duffy, with a hefty pay packet to boot. A combined £10m was spent on Vasilis Barkas and Albian Ajeti.

“None of them looks up to scratch. Who sourced these players? There has to be some accountability in the recruitment department.

“That’s been the problem at Celtic for far too long. Too many players signed for decent money who just patently aren’t good enough.

“Boli Bolingoli. Patryk Klimala. Ismaila Soro. Vakoun Bayo. Going back to my own time at the club, you had the likes of Derk Boerrigter being signed for £3m.

“Sure, they’ve occasionally hit the jackpot with the likes of a Virgil van Dijk, a Moussa Dembele or even a Victor Wanyama.

“But the club have also signed a fair amount of dross in the same period. The recruitment side of the club has been in a state of decay and disrepair for years.

“And in modern football, recruitment is everything. The model for clubs like Celtic is obvious buy low, sell high.

“That’s how to market yourself to new, exciting young players. If they join the club and give two or three years of good service, they’ll get a big move like Van Dijk, Wanyama or Dembele.

“Celtic’s recent transfer market record shows scandalous neglect on an industrial scale. Ultimately, the board have to carry the can for that.

“They’ve had no clear plan or structure in place. They have thrown money down a drain while, across the city, Rangers have steadily built a very good squad with a clear playing style and identity since Gerrard arrived.

“They are romping their way to the league title. For Celtic, the most damning aspect of it all is the fact they aren’t even putting up a fight.

“They are out of Europe, out of the Betfred Cup and now out of the title race before Christmas.

“What was supposed to be a historic season is turning into a horror show.”



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