Ismaila Soro may be yet to kick a ball in anger for Celtic, but he’s already received a good education in what will be expected of him and the team by chief executive Peter Lawwell.
The Hoops CEO may have presided over three successive treble winning seasons. However, he’s clearly not content with just a hat-trick going by what he said to new recruit Soro.
In a terrific “behind the scenes” YouTube video that documents Soro’s first steps in Scotland, Lawwell is recorded showing him around the vast and well stocked Parkhead trophy room.
“So this is the treble,” Lawwell says. “We’ve already won this one. The plan is to win that one, and also that one.”
Soro should take confidence from Lawwell tour
It will be interesting to see what kind of impact Soro can make as we try to do the almost unthinkable and win a fourth successive treble.
On the face of it, he doesn’t seem to have the most amount of competition ahead of him for a first-team place.
Both Callum McGregor and Scott Brown are enormous parts of the first-team, and it will be hard for Soro to replace them immediately, but he should get some game time opportunities.
Nir Bitton is the only real other midfield competition, and he’s currently injured, while the likes of Olivier Ntcham and Ryan Christie can play there but tend to find themselves further up the park.
Hopefully Soro isn’t too spooked by the tour around the stadium and he instead takes confidence from the fact he’s playing for the biggest club in Scotland.
If he can do that, perform well and lead us to some more success, he’ll be a huge hit in the east end of Glasgow.