Kenny Dalglish predicts huge Dermot Desmond led changes at Celtic

By John McGinley

January 17, 2021

Is a Dermot Desmond led revolution on the way at Celtic?

It seems unlikely from where I’m standing, but club legend Kenny Dalglish thinks otherwise.

Despite months of inaction at Celtic Park, Dalglish reckons that Desmond is about to finally step in and make the changes we all want to see.

Although stories such as the Dubai trip have dominated the headlines over the last fortnight, the issues at the club run deep.

A pivotal few months now lie ahead to get to the bottom of the rot.

Writing in his Sunday Post column, Dalglish said: “To move forward and try to win the title back from Rangers next season, things need to be addressed inside Celtic Park, and big decisions made.

“I’m sure there will be meetings with key personnel to try to get to the bottom of what has gone wrong in the past few months. Things have to be identified so that the same mistakes are not repeated.”

Dalglish continued: “Make no mistake, Dermot will be heavily involved in the next few days, weeks and months. He knows exactly what’s going on inside Celtic Park. He will be at the heart of any decisions that are made.

“It’s clear that Celtic need to step it up to move forward. I expect that is exactly what they will do.”

Dermot Desmond has been part of the problem at Celtic

It’s fair to say that Desmond has hardly proven himself to be a man of action this season.

Despite warning signs being there as early as the Ferencvaros post-match interview, Neil Lennon has been backed to the hilt.

Some may argue he earned that loyalty. In my view, big clubs make ruthless decisions and Desmond has been left wanting in that regard.

Dermot Desmond and Peter Lawwell at a Celtic match / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Unless the club’s largest shareholder is planning major structural changes at the club, we may be left banging our head against the wall for the foreseeable future.

Desmond portrayed himself as an engaged and relevant Celtic man in an interview with The Athletic earlier this season.

Time will tell whether he now proves that to be true. Celtic need bold, ambitious strategy.

In other news, Rangers’ draw against Motherwell only makes Celtic’s failures this week even more frustrating.