The Green Brigade have issued a response to Celtic's major shareholder Dermot Desmond's recent Q&A on the club's search for a new manager.

Mr Desmond sat down for a conversation about the Hoops' hunt for Neil Lennon's permanent replacement. He also addressed the disastrous season and admitted 'wrong calls' were made during the campaign which saw Rangers win their first Premiership title in 10 years at a canter.

Fan group the Green Brigade were far from happy with Desmond's comments, though, and insisted he is "still disconnected from the Celtic support." And, sharing a photo of a recent banner unfurled at Parkhead, they added: "Critics are in no position to judge what they cannot see."

It comes as Desmond revealed the search for a new manager remains ongoing - though he was coy on exactly the criteria he and the board members are considering for their new man. He said: "We are mindful of the fact that there is a huge amount of interest and speculation among our supporters and the press. However, we have to respect the privacy of potential candidates and the integrity of the process, and so I think it would be inappropriate to make comment on the type of candidate we are looking for."

He also admitted mistakes through the campaign, adding: "Firstly, the season is not over yet, as we are still in the Scottish Cup.

"However, my current thoughts are that this season has been extremely disappointing. Decision-making in football is not an exact science and I accept without qualification that we have made some wrong calls. We will endeavour to learn from those.

"However, the conjecture coming from some journalists, commentators and pundits that they foresaw the outcome of this season is entirely disingenuous in my opinion. Regardless of whether we won the league or not this year, we knew that the 2021/22 season would be a transitional year for the team. 

"A number of the existing squad would more than likely be departing or returning to their parent clubs, but we felt that, in order to give the team the best chance of success this year to achieve the overriding ambition, we should endeavour to retain these players, despite receiving a number of substantial bids.

"In so doing, we recognised that this would add to the recruitment requirements for the subsequent season. We recognise that we have under-performed both on and off the pitch and must do better."

The Green Brigade demanded change at the top at Celtic this season throughout, with 'sack the board' posters being shared as well as calls for Lennon and Peter Lawwell to leave the club.