Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell is increasingly likely to make way at the end of the season in a boardroom reshuffle, Football Insider understands.
This site revealed earlier this week that Hoops majority shareholder Dermot Desmond is planning major changes behind the scenes following a calamitous campaign.
Celtic source have told Football Insider the most high profile departure could be longstanding chief executive Lawwell.
Desmond is planning an orderly transition at the top of the club and that was the case even before the huge criticism of Lawwell, 61, over the past week.
The chief executive has been heavily criticised by the club’s supporters for his role in the Dubai training camp debacle and his subsequent apology has done little to alleviate that.
Billionaire powerbroker Desmond is said to recognise changes need to be made on the executive and football sides of the club.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier this week, Ross Desmond, one of the majority shareholder’s three sons, is set for a hands-on executive role as part of the shake-up.
Lawwell’s potential departure would be hugely significant.
He has been chief executive for 17 years and his association with the club stretches back to 1990, when the former accountant worked in their finance department.
Lawwell is also regarded as one of the most powerful men in Scottish football and has long played a key role in representing Celtic in Europe’s corridors of power.
Should he step down or be forced out, others are likely to follow including manager Neil Lennon and his backroom team.
Recruitment chief Nicky Hammond is also expected to pay with his job after only being officially appointed last October.
In other news, Celtic are set to announce a big-name hire after terms agreed.