Director of Football, call the position whatever you like. Technical Director, Sporting Director or General Manager. Since reading many opinions on here regarding where Celtic may be failing or maybe where we're doing fine but should be doing much better. Here's a wee list of what I notice more often than not. Player Investment Scouting Youth Setup Manager Selection From these four categories, there will be at least one category you'll believe we are failing at, contributing to the situation we find out club in now. Whatever the reason you feel were coming up short in one of the above or maybe more than one, the question you need to ask is; Who dictates the DIRECTION of these areas of our club? What is their credentials and what are their priorities? Let's look at our Chief Executive, Peter Lawwell, after all, he is the head of ALL operations. He calls the shots, sets the strategy and vision for our club. This is a guy who began his career as an accountant and more specifically moving on to be a financial controller. This is a man, who as we all know, is very good with managing our money. Our debt is gone, it's something the club seem to champion every year. In light of what we know about Peter and what his expertise is and now looking back to the categories, there are two aspects that require consideration. There are Financial aspects and there are the Footballing aspects in each one of those categories. Another question that you need to ask is; If we are failing in those areas and Peter Lawwell is prioritizing the financial aspects of them, then who is prioritizing the Footballing aspects? Who has the expertise in fighting the corner for the footballing decision? We know a coach can come in, and if you recall O'Neill, he wanted full ownership of the all footballing strategies. He wanted control and had control of all but one of the above categories. Manager Selection Our manager selection is entrusted in a Chief with a financial background, he has now brought in lowly reputable manager with no experience of a club our size with the depth it has. We now have a manager who will have very little control compared to what O'Neill had. It would be foolhardy to expect a manager of a very small Norwegian club to come in and control all aspects of such a large club. One thing I believe we require is a Director of Football. We need a very experienced guy to fight the corner at the top level to achieve a better balance between both Footballing and Financial aspects. I would rather we had a Director of Football on board before we looked for Lennon's replacement. A footballing man, an expert who knows what we need in a footballing sense. Alas, we are in the situation we are now with a manager selected by a financier. Look at Salzburg with Trappatoni. So do we need a Director of Football? I intentionally didnt mention John Park throughout that. THe reason being, although Park is a fine scout, Headed Hibs Youth Development. He is not at the level of Footballing Director for our club although I do know he had a lot of input on our current manager Deila.