"No Celtic board in history"; Davie Provan doesn't miss arrogant club figures in radio rant

By John McGinley

June 3, 2021

Davie Provan didn’t miss the Celtic board on his Go Radio Football Show appearance last night, claiming that no Bhoys board in history has enjoyed such an embarrassment of riches.

Celtic’s collapse over the course of last season was depressing and shocking in equal measure. The club were complacent at all levels, from the executive team through to the players in the squad.

Even the supporters could be accused of taking our eye off the ball.

But it’s the members of the Celtic board who have to take responsibility.

In leadership positions, it was their job to see the impending car crash, or at least put the processes in place that would flag up decline.

Provan agrees, telling Go Radio last night: “10 In A Row looked like an absolute stick-on and looked like a procession. And there is no doubt that’s how the board of directors saw it and I am afraid it’s the board that has to take every ounce of flak because they certainly deserve it.

“They have thrown away an advantage that no Celtic board in history have enjoyed in terms of financial dominance over Rangers. And somehow they have taken them into a position where they are already underdogs for next season.”

The Celtic board have to deliver big

It’s the task of the club’s board to identify, interview and ultimately sign off on appointing the new manager. Yes, some figures are more powerful than others in the process, but they collectively take responsibility.

It looks like Ange Postecoglou is their man. Regardless of whether you are optimistic or pessimistic about his chances of success, you can’t deny Celtic are taking a massive risk.

The Celtic board look to have chosen Ange Postecoglou / (Photo by Masashi Hara/Getty Images)

Put simply, if the Greek-Australian fails, the Celtic board will be on very, very shaky ground with the support.

Many are already unhappy, with protests taking place earlier this season.

If Celtic suffer a massive collapse again next season, the calls for board change will be multiplied greatly.

In other news, Celtic target Kevin Nisbet continues to impress.