It’s a big job.
The new manager simply has to be backed heavily. Whatever we take in on transfer fees plus around £30m should be freed up with a similar wage budget for the year would be the minimum and Celtic have the resources to allot.
Few shrews bosmans could be very important.
You’re probably looking at a base of:
GK: Bain, Barkas
CB: Bitton, Jullien, Welsh
CM: Shaw, Soro, Turnbull, McGregor, Rogic
Wingers: Johnston, Forrest
Strikers: Ajeti, Griffiths
Defence is the most alarming there, essentially only Jullien is a starting quality for me. He was terrible last season when he did play and is currently out with a serious injury. So I think Celtic need at the minimum a brand new starting back 4.
Midfield is probably the least of our concerns, if either Ntcham or Christie or retained then they do have ability, it’s a matter of getting their confidence/attitude right. Turnbull and Soro have done well this season. McGregor hasn’t been as good but still solid and dependable. Shaw I really don’t know much about and we do have a few young players in Henderson/Robertson/Connell who could come one. I don’t really see a role for Rogic anymore with the emergence of Turnbull, both need pace around them and I’d imagine Rogic will be moved on this summer.
Wingers - if Johnston and Forrest can stay fit and play to their potential they are excellent players but that’s a big if. Two new starting quality players needed there.
Strikers: As well hold onto Griffiths I reckons, he’s not on a huge wedge, has a year left on his contract so we’re not going to get a whole pile for him. If he’s sharp and gets his fitness levels right then he is a lethal scorer at domestic level. Ajeti has been awful but maybe a new manager and a good pre season might unearth something. If we can’t retain Edouard then we badly need a quality striker in.