Posted on Saturday, 7th August 2010 by lordofthewing
The Diary ponders why not?
This week saw the Scottish Exam board send out results to thousands of those hopefuls that don’t want to be third generation benefit slobs. Andy Walker and Pierre Van Hooijdonk – ex-Celtic strikers to varying degrees of success and memorable moments – would have Neil Lennon already getting a certificate marked :”Here’s how to claim Job Seekers Allowance”
Lennon’s culpability for our exit from the Champions League is up for debate. There is loads of factors to be taken into account most which point to decisions taken in higher places.
So, what about the once mythical Stuart Baxter? Last week it seemed that he was on covert ops and had taken a role he described as “a consultant, in inverted commas.” A role sounding so informal that it was wearing a Kerry Katona tracksuit.
Lennon seemed comfortable enough to confirm the appointment. The Finish FA had other ideas and within days there was embarrassment all round as Baxter declared “there is no agreement” to which Celtic wholly agreed.
This Finnish Farce has taken another development. It’s reported that the Finish FA have lined up Job Dragtsman, from FC Inter, as Baxter’s replacement just as soon as they get enough boxes from the local supermarket to pack his stuff.
Why Celtic are desperate to get Baxter is a wonder. Though a man who seems to model his look on Chuck Norris maybe great to have around. Are the board worried that a rookie manager making mistakes in public is too big a risk and want to be seen giving him a helping hand so they look blameless?
That’s the only guarantee we have with Lennon. He will make mistakes. Dependent on your view you can say our almost farcical exit from the Champions League is the first of those mistakes.
Then you must ask why did they give him the job? Here’s The Diary’s take. Celtic appointed Lennon cause they couldn’t risk losing anymore support. There was a ground swell of love in the room. The pursuit of Baxter confirms that the board feel that their gamble may need help on tap and not via Skype.
They may get their man without the ‘inverted commas‘ eventually. Though The Diary wonders what stone and how many they turned over to discover him. People have been searching for Baxter as long as Nessie and Big Foot.
In a groundbreaking brain wave The Diary wonders why they just didn’t appoint someone with experience in the first place. A decison that we won’t have been adverse to.