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“I find that hard to believe” – Mark Guidi ‘stunned’ at recent Celtic transfer news and claims key figure has ‘complete authority’ over transfers

There has a lot been written over the Giorgos Giakoumakis affair over the last few days.

And on social media Celtic fans are become deeply suspicious over who is now in control of matters off the pitch.

Ever since the return of Peter Lawwell, the fans have looked at Celtic’s transfer business in this window and have concluded that allowing Giakoumakis and Juranovic to go for such low prices and the apparent delay in adding players like Cho gue-Sung mean that the new ‘non exec’ Chairman has got his fingers in about Ange Postecoglou’s business.

Not so, says Mark Guidi. In fact the experienced journalist commented on Postecoglou’s latest press conference and said that the Celtic manager’s ‘when it hits my desk, then you know it’s serious‘ comment leaves him in no doubt who is in charge of all first team matters.

Speaking on The Go Radio Football Show, Guidi said, “If there is there any doubt about what’s going on at Celtic, I like that quote.

That’s just somebody with complete confidence, complete authority.

[Quoting Ange] ‘If it reaches my desk, you know it’s serious’.

That tells you all you need to know of everything that’s going on. And by the way, that’s the way it should be.

The manager should be heavily involved. I know when big figures come in sometimes the manager will be told, ‘Listen, this player is getting sold‘ and I totally get that as well because it’s a business.

But in other situations the manager clearly calls the shots. But I’ll just go back to the to the point.

If that fee is accurate, we’re talking about the four million pound mark for Giakoumakis, I’m stunned at that level of fee.

I think he’s worth a lot, lot more. I find that hard to believe that he’s going to leave Celtic for four million pounds. I can’t get my head around that.”

I completely understand some of the fans angst about Lawwell being back in power at Celtic.

But surely even a man of his knowledge and experience should know when to leave things well alone if all is going well?

Brendan Rodgers anyone?

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