CELTIC supporters were today delighted to hear that head of recruitment Lee Congerton has followed as expected Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City.

The 45-year-old, appointed by Rodgers in 2017, previously worked at Hamburg and Sunderland and was promoted to chief scout at Chelsea when Rodgers was also a member of the Chelsea coaching staff.

His departure could see the way for John Park to return. The former chief scout worked with Neil Lennon previously and had a far better rate of success - including spotting Virgil van Dijk.

Congerton was a surprise appointment in the first place. He did not enjoy a good reputation when moving from Sunderland, a club which had been relegated, and the signings under his watch have been on the whole a waste of money.

Kundai Benyu, Marvin Compper, Jack Hendry, Youssouf Mulumbu, Oli Burke, Timo Weah, Jeremy Toljan and Charly Musonda all arrived at Celtic Park while Congerton was in situ.

None made the breakthrough and the likes of Munonda, who was apparently on Real Madrid's radar, and the highly paid Compper, will go down as two of the worst signings in the last ten years.

Odssonne Edouoard and Scott Bain were two of the few successes, which is why Celtic fans took to social media to welcome the news that the club is moving in another direction.