Glasgow City Council dispell new Celtic manager unveiling rumour
Glasgow City Council have shot down rumours of a big event at Celtic Park on Monday.
There was chat on social media that the Hoops were set to use the stadium to unveil their new manager to large crowds. However, the council have now confirmed that won’t be happening. This Monday at least.
You might have seen a screenshot of a council traffic bulletin that says London Road will be closed to make way for crowds in front of Celtic Park on Monday afternoon …
Sorry to disappoint, but it's a fake. ⚽
— Glasgow City Council (@GlasgowCC) May 23, 2019
What does it tell us?
Very little in all honesty. Celtic don’t seem likely to announce their new manager early next week but that’s not to stop something from happening as the days go on.
The Hoops may not even need to use the stadium for the announcement of a new manager. Around 13,000 fans flocked to Celtic Park three years ago when Brendan Rodgers was appointed manager of the club.
The same size of turnout this time around will depend on who is appointed.
Who would get a Rodgers sized welcome?
Of all the names mentioned for the Celtic job over the past six weeks, only a select few would have fans flocking to Parkhead.
Rafa Benitez or Jose Mourinho would almost certainly have even more supporters come to welcome them to the club than Rodgers. Other rumoured names like Phillip Cocu and Andre Villas-Boas would also have fans keen to come along.
A less ambitious appointment and Celtic may not even have to bother about opening the stadium.