The last 12 months have been a perplexing nightmare for everyone associated with Celtic Football Club.
The 2019/20 campaign drew to a close with the Hoops being handed the league crown but since that moment, everything has gone downhill at Parkhead.
Their stadium has been the polar opposite of Paradise, instead depicting a hellish landscape of obscurity and terror.
It’s not often the Bhoys end a season without a trophy to their name but that was the unfortunate eventuality that fell on the shoulders of Neil Lennon and co in 2020/21.
Now without a manager, the farcical situation that played out in their chase for Eddie Howe has finally come to a conclusion.
However, in typical Celtic fashion, it ended in disaster with the club having to U-turn. A move collapsed at the 11th hour, leaving the Hoops to pursue a move for Ange Postecoglou instead.
Their chase of Howe continues to unravel with fresh information coming to light on a regular basis.
Despite his backroom staff proving to be an issue, it was his interest in Southampton that provoked him to have second thoughts on the vacancy in Scotland.
Though, such were the stunning turn of events that played out that even the playing staff will be left dazed and confused.
The Athletic claimed this week, in a fresh update, that certain players had even been told that Howe was going to become the new manager.
This may show a level of incompetency from the board but we shouldn’t really be surprised judging by what’s happened this term. The board have come under fire on a regular basis with protests taking place outside Parkhead.
It’s worrying that so many supporters have rallied against Dermot Desmond and the top brass at Celtic but what’s even more of a concern is how badly this has impacted the players.
Those in the dressing room have an affinity with John Kennedy but the last thing they needed after such a lacklustre campaign was more uncertainty.
A number of players have been linked with a move away and they’re hardly going to see Glasgow as a place to develop if they’re being told things that aren’t true.
Odsonne Edouard looks set to join Leicester in what feels like an inevitable switch to the Premier League but there are also concerns over the future of David Turnbull and Ismaila Soro.
A sense of stability would convince them to remain at Celtic but it feels like the football club is far from that at this moment in time.
Supporters will have every right to be confused by events going on behind the scenes. Celtic have issued statements to appease the fan base but there is still a distinct lack of clarity; that simply has to improve.