Celtic have received an unexpected windfall of cash in recent weeks. The Telegraph reports that it cost Leicester City £9 million to prise former Hoops boss Brendan Rodgers and his backroom staff away from Glasgow.
The Hoops won’t have wanted to have this money, they’d have rather kept Rodgers. But what’s done is done. Now, attention turns to what the Hoops can do with the money. Here are three options:
1. GO FOR BROKE ON A BIG NAME MANAGER
The Hoops could use the money to go for a big name manager to replace interim boss Neil Lennon. That man could be Newcastle’s Rafa Benitez, who is out of contract at the end of the season. Or perhaps Salzburg’s Marco Rose, who has impressed many in recent years. The Hoops had to pay Brendan Rodgers big wages, so doing likewise for Benitez or Rose wouldn’t be a problem.
2. REINVEST IT IN THE PLAYING SQUAD
The Celtic squad is looking thin on quality, despite winning the last seven domestic trophies in a row. There is only so many times the likes of Callum McGregor and Scott Brown can be asked to run into the ground. Therefore, the Hoops could reinvest the money into a few big money purchases. Two four million pound purchases could transform the Celtic side.
3. PAY FOR MOOTED HOTEL/MUSEUM
Okay, this isn’t the most serious of options. But progress seems to be slow on the mooted hotel and museum that is set to built near Celtic Park. A BBC report from 2017 claims that the project would cost £18 million to build. No doubt the nine million would help with that. However, supporters would no doubt rather see the money spent on improving matters on the pitch than off the pitch.