All senior Celtic figures should consider themselves under threat of being axed this summer after a chastening year for the club.
That is the view of former Rangers and Scotland manager Alex McLeish, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, after being told Dermot Desmond is preparing for significant boardroom changes ahead of next season.
Managing director Peter Lawwell could to be the highest-profile casualty of the sweeping boardroom changes, while director of football Nicky Hammond is also understood in danger of the axe.
The Hoops, who started the campaign with hopes of picking up a 10th-successive league title, currently find themselves 20 points behind fierce rivals Rangers at the top of the Premiership table.
Neil Lennon’s men were also humbled on the European stage, having been knocked out of the Champions League qualifiers and then dumped out of the Europa League at the group stages.
McLeish admitted he had heard a lot of chatter about changes at Parkhead and suggested no one in a senior position should consider themselves safe.
“I have seen a lot of text messages saying things like that and I wondered if it was fake news, whether Dermot had said anything of the kind,” McLeish told Football Insider.
“Everybody’s under pressure, with the Celtic results and the expectations of Celtic, they’re all under pressure, no doubt.
“If you don’t get the results, then you don’t win games, and you end up, you don’t have a job.”
Celtic have had the spotlight on them both on and off the pitch this season after a much-criticised warm-weather training camp ended in two positive Coronavirus tests among the squad.
Club chief Lawwell apologised for the trip and admitted it was a “mistake” to travel, although Lennon refused to apologise when pressed on the matter earlier this week.