Sky Sports journalist Michael Bridge believes that Celtic are currently a club in “disarray”.
The Scottish giants have endured a terrible start to the season under new manager Ange Postecoglou.
On Wednesday, they were knocked out of the Champions League in the second qualifying round by Midtjylland, losing 3-2 on aggregate.
Their pre-season has been underwhelming too, as they were thumped 6-2 by West Ham United in a friendly on Saturday, while they have also been beaten 1-0 by Preston North End, and drawn 0-0 with Bristol City.
They have been active in the transfer window, bringing in no fewer than five new players: Kyogo Furuhashi has arrived from Japanese side Vissel Kobe; Carl Starfelt has come in from Russian club Rubin Kazan; Liel Abada has arrived from Israeli side M. Petah Tikva; both Liam Shaw and Osaze Urhoghide have come in from Sheffield Wednesday.
But Postecoglou rued the club’s failure to strengthen properly after their European exit, per The Guardian, in quotes that will hardly fill fans with confidence ahead of their Premiership opener against Hearts on Friday.
And Bridge can barely believe just how bad Celtic have been in recent weeks.
He said: “Celtic now, I look at, and I think what on earth has happened to Celtic football club, they look in absolute disarray.
“The new manager that’s come in, we thought it was going to be Eddie Howe, it’s Postecoglou, the Australian coach, he sounds like a really likeable guy.
“I’ve heard a couple of his interviews, he’s very honest, he’s said ‘look, I need new players’.”