Scout Mike Trusson leaves Celtic; becomes Sheffield Wednesday assistant manager

By Hamish Carton

November 20, 2020

Celtic scout Mike Trusson has left the club to join up with Tony Pulis at Sheffield Wednesday.

Trusson may not be a familiar name with many Hoops supporters, but he was one of the men tasked with scouting players around Europe.

The 61-year-old, who retired from the game in 1996, will take on the lofty position of assistant manager at the Hillsborough club.

He will join up with his old pal Tony Pulis, who became Wednesday manager last week.

Sheffield Wednesday boss Tony Pulis / (Photo by Mark Fletcher/MI News/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

The Yorkshire club confirmed the news on their website, and included some quotes from Trusson.

He said: “I was working as a European scout for Celtic and I was enjoying that but when you get this opportunity at such a great, historical club like Sheffield Wednesday, it was a no-brainer.

“The one thing that strikes me is there’s a lot of quality in the squad.

“Our challenge is to bring that quality out, make the players better and start getting results.”

The European market is crucial to Celtic

As of yet, there has been no official announcement from Celtic.

Few will ever have heard of Trusson, so the club may choose just to keep quiet on this one.

However, it will be interesting to see who they look to replace him with.

The majority of our recent signings have come from mainland Europe – and it is a key market that the club look to operate in.

Christopher Jullien was signed from France / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We wish Trusson all the best with Sheffield Wednesday – where he’ll work with the likes of Barry Bannan and Liam Palmer.

Wednesday currently sit second bottom in the Championship, with six points from 11 games.

However, that total includes a six point deduction that they suffered for breaching league rules.

In other news, Celtic have answered a key fan question about Tom Rogic from the club’s Christmas Ad