Tommy Johnson reportedly earmarked for significant role at Celtic

By John Reid

August 28, 2019

A report has claimed that a former Celtic cult hero could be returning to the club in a very significant role. The Scottish Daily Mail (print version, 28/08, page. 76) reports that Neil Lennon wants Tommy Johnson to return to the club to be part of the club’s scouting network.

The former Hoops striker is currently a scout at Nottingham Forest, but the report goes on to claim that the Hoops boss is hopeful that Johnson will consider leaving that job for a return to Glasgow.

Very important role at club

(Michael Cooper /Allsport)

The role earmarked for Johnson is a very important one at the club. Therefore, it would be a boost for Celtic if Johnson returned to Celtic.

When you see how difficult it has been for the Hoops to sign players this season, a scouting network could have helped with that.

Johnson is probably remembered mostly by Celtic fans for his goal against St Mirren which clinched the league title for the Hoops in 2001.

Helped Hoops win first treble in over 30 years

(Stu Forster/ALLSPORT)

He helped Celtic win the treble that season, which was the club’s first since 1969. Neil Lennon was a key part of that team, so he knows Johnson very well.

If Lennon feels that Johnson can contribute to Celtic’s success this season and going forward, then the club should move to get the former striker back to the club.

It could prove to be one of the best signings the Hoops have made in a long time if Johnson helps Celtic unearth a few gems.