Celtic have announced the departure of Lee Congerton from the club. The Englishman, who had been Head of Recruitment since 2017, has left “to take up new opportunities”.
Congerton was appointed by former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers and will join up with the Northern Irishman at Leicester over the coming days.
He presided over a number of botched transfer dealings, most notably Marvin Compper who has started once in 18 months at the club.
It is no great surprise that Congerton has departed Celtic Park, but fans have still taken pleasure in the move. That’s if Twitter is to go by.
— Marc (@marcmcb11) May 11, 2019
— Paddy Brennan (@PaddyBrennan7) May 11, 2019
There is a god
— Stewart Klar (@stewartklar95) May 11, 2019
These fans probably had a grin on their face when typing..
Got to congratulate the guy for delivering talent like Marvin commper, we would never have got the 8 without him.
Good luck in your next venture Lee 👌
— chivs (@CHIVS105) May 11, 2019
Great. He was as useful as a trapdoor in a canoe
— Michael O'Neill (@mickybhoy55) May 11, 2019
Meanwhile, these fans already know who they want to replace the Englishman..
John Park please come home
— Richard Goldberg (@ProfRSGoldberg) May 11, 2019
Yes man bring back John park
— Ciaran Edelsten (@ciaraned) May 11, 2019
Get park back …and scout new players ..not lustig , Izzy or hooper
— PineappleUpsideDown (@pudpudboogie) May 11, 2019
The obvious candidate
Time will tell whether Park returns to the club. He’s used to working under Neil Lennon so if the Northern Irishman gets the gig full-time then it may help his case.
The scout was responsible for identifying the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Victor Wanyama in his first time at the club so it’s no surprise that fans want to see him return.
For now, though, they’re re just basking in the joy of one of the club’s most vilified figures leaving the building.