Former Celtic striker Chris Sutton is not happy with the club and key senior figures who should be communicating better with supporters.

The BBC Radio 5Live regular is unhappy with the vacuum of information at Celtic Park which is being filled with speculation and rumour.

For Sutton, there should far more of a clear idea on where the club are going over the coming months and into next season.

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Fuming in his Daily Record column today, he said: “Neil Lennon leaving post managed to take some sting out of the immediate situation, but there’s still a vacuum of information.

“Listen, I’m not stupid. I’m fully aware Dermot Desmond or Peter Lawwell can’t just invite fans into the stadium for a briefing and list out a load of names and targets to them that they are assessing.

“But for goodness sake give your paying customers some sort of information. They want some guidance on what the plan is. If there’s a preferred timescale.

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“For example, when for a manager? Now? Or is it going to be end of this season? We all think it’s end of the term, but no-one has actually said so, to my knowledge.


“You can’t seriously be telling me that John Kennedy is a contender for the job.”

There has to be an element of trust

I know that the Celtic Park decision-makers haven’t covered themselves in glory this season, to say the least. They took far too long to let go of Neil Lennon, for starters.

However, now that step has been taken and there’s an acknowledgement of failure, there has to be an element of trust that the club are conducting a thorough search for a high-calibre manager and sporting director.

Chris Sutton Celtic

Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Now, that only goes so far. I don’t think Sutton is wrong with his assessment above or throughout the rest of his column. Celtic only have a few weeks before communication has to be provided to fans.

If they’re expecting season ticket holders to renew based on the direct information we’ve received from the club so far, they’re dreaming.

For now, let’s see how it all pans out. We don’t want to see the club rush into any hasty decisions with so much on the line.

In other news, Celtic have sent a clear transfer warning to Odsonne Edouard’s suitors.

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