Kevin Campbell is baffled as to why Celtic have promised incoming manager Ange Postecoglou full control over transfers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker said the decision is a “very strange one” given the club’s reluctance to bow to Eddie Howe’s demands.
As revealed by Football Insider last week (3rd June), Celtic have agreed compensation with Yokahama F. Marinos as they near the appointment of Postecoglou.
The Scottish Sun reported on 7 June that the 55-year-old will have the final say on all incomings and outgoings at the club once he signs.
Campbell cannot believe the Hoops board are going to hand such power to Postecoglou given their stubbornness towards Eddie Howe and his demands.
“It sounds like he’s got full control which is a very strange one for me,” he told Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs. “This really is a strange one.
“They had Eddie Howe in waiting but they could not agree on a deal over one member of staff or something and now they are handing ultimate power over incomings and outgoings Postecoglou, a relatively unknown manager. It baffles me.
“It will either be a masterstroke or one of the biggest mess-ups ever. I do not think there will be any middle ground because they are leaving themselves to be shot at straight away.
“The way Rangers have been recently the pressure is mounting on Celtic, they need to respond next season.”