It took a while but the vacancy has now been filled!
Celtic have confirmed Tony Mowbray as their new manager after a deal was concluded with West Brom.
Mowbray arrives from the club relegated from the Premier League in England along with assistant Mark Venus and first-team coach Peter Grant.
Present Celtic coach Neil Lennon will remain as part of the Scottish Premier League club’s management team.
Mowbray, who becomes the 16th manager of Celtic, will speak at a media conference at 1000 BST on Wednesday.
The Glasgow club at the weekend agreed to pay the £2m in compensation demanded by West Brom, with a Celtic source insisting that it would not reduce money available for new players.(BBC Sport)
Right man for the job? Or simply number seven on the club’s wishlist? Tony Mowbray did well to get his West Bromwich Albion side promoted to the Premier League and at least it can be said that his sides do play good football, but would he have been considered as ‘good enough’ for the post if he didn’t have links to the club from his playing career at Parkhead? I am not so sure! For freshness and on current managerial form Roberto Martinez would have been a better bet but at least Tony Adams was not considered! Have Messrs Reid, Lawell and Desmond opted for familiarity over invention?