Time to back Brendan

I believe that the natural suspicion that the Celtic support has for the succulent Stenography Corps is rather justified.
In the era of fake news, a healthy degree of scepticism apropos the output of the mainstream media is advisable.
However, if the hacks report something that happens to be true then it remains true.
Anyone who doesn’t think that Brendan is fuming at the recruitment process is in denial.
Yes, the stenographers are salivating at the idea of turmoil at Celtic.
The thought of Brendan Rodgers clearing his desk because he hasn’t been fully backed by the board sends them into raptures.
That doesn’t mean that such a scenario could not play out.
For the avoidance of doubt, I hope that this does not come to pass.
I’m told that there is a serious Celtic sit-down today.
As it stands I believe that the relationship between the manager and the CEO has broken down.
To say that Dermot Desmond is fuming mad about this would be to indulge in severe understatement.
The root cause of the issue is the failure to recruit the players that the manager wanted this summer.
My information is that Fabian Schär was identified before the World Cup as a player who could shore up the Celtic defence.
Brendan wanted him and the club was aware of the £3m buyout clause in his contract at Deportivo La Coruña.
As with John McGinn delays cost Celtic a player that the manager wanted.
Perhaps the failure to land the midfielder from Hibernian was the last straw for Brendan.
I think it is fair to say that Mr Desmond is less than impressed that someone within the club briefed against the Celtic manager.
Moreover, he is especially displeased that the BBC was chosen for the leak.
After being doorstepped by Mark Daly at Celtic Park they are not the Irishman’s favourite media organisation.
At the time of writing it is not clear if this rift between boardroom and dugout is fixable.
If it isn’t then personnel changes will have to be made.
Of course, those are the sort of high-pressure decisions that self-made billionaires have to contend with on a regular basis.
For me, it is a given that the most important person at any football club is the manager.
Therefore, anyone who tries to undermine him is the problem.
A very serious problem.
I’m sure that Mr Desmond will be aware of that.

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