Celtic face a race against time to get some vital business done before they start next season’s European campaign.

The Hoops are scheduled to return to action in the first qualifying round of the Champions League, which according to the UEFA website begins on the 9th or 10th of July.

That gives the Hoops less than eight weeks to get a lot of important business done. First of all, the new manager needs to be appointed.

Chances of immediate appointment are slim

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The chances of that happening before the Scottish Cup Final look slim. So that is at least another 10 days before the Hoops name the new man in charge.


They also have to deal with players coming and going. The Hoops will want as many new signings in as possible for the start of the qualifiers.

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New arrivals need to get used to team-mates

The new signings will need time to train and get used to playing with their new team-mates.

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Celtic have appointed managers in May before. Brendan Rodgers was appointed in May 2016, and took Celtic to massive success.


However, there wasn’t an interim manager in place at that time. This complicates the matter regarding the new manager.

The ideal end to May for all Celtic fans would see the treble clinched, the new manager announced, and new signings on the way to the club.

It remains to be seen how realistic the above aim is.


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