Celtic powerbroker Dermot Desmond is plotting a golden new era – and that will start with a major boardroom reshuffle.
The Hoops chief has made up his mind to oversee major changes at the club going into the summer as he assesses the wreckage of a calamitous campaign.
Celtic source have told Football Insider that Desmond is already putting in place changes behind the scenes.
That will start with a more hands-on role for his son Ross Desmond in the Hoops set-up.
Ross, one of the majority shareholder’s three sons, was pictured at last year’s AGM but has not previously had an official role.
Now, the financier, 38, whose LinkedIn profile states he is a principal at investment company Ventura Holdings, is set for a key role in the new set-up.
He has agreed to do so and the move is likely to become official by the summer as senior figures are forced out or step down.
These include in both the executive and football sides of the club.
Neil Lennon is facing a huge battle to keep his job after escaping the sack last month despite overseeing a calamitous campaign that has left 10-in-a-row hopes hanging by a thread.
As revealed by Football Insider earlier today, recruitment chief Nicky Hammond is under “major threat” and likely to get the sack.
Hammond was appointed director of football operations by the Scottish champions last October after working as a consultant for them during the summer transfer window.