Ange Postecoglou faces the arduous task of trying to rebuild this devastated Celtic squad.
As he gears up for the biggest managerial job of his career, he heads into it knowing it won’t be easy at all.
Celtic have often had things all their own way over the last decade. They won nine league titles on the bounce before the Hoops’ fortunes came crashing back down to earth this season
Diego Laxalt has gone back to Milan while Jonjoe Kenny is now in Merseyside again after a lacklustre stay.
The most difficult player to replace will be the enigmatic Mohamed Elyounoussi. The Norwegian was in good form throughout the 2020/21 campaign, scoring 17 goals in all competitions.
His tally was only second to Edouard but his performances dwindled towards the back end of the campaign.
Elyounoussi was found guilty of giving the ball away on a regular basis and was sloppy with his offensive play.
The winger found the back of the net only three times in his last 16 Premiership matches of the campaign.
Therefore, it feels unlikely they’ll bring him back for a third stint at Paradise.
With Postecoglou now in the dugout, he will naturally be linked to a number of players hailing from the Southern Hemisphere and other areas of Asia.
The winger is one of the most electrifying players in the J-League and would go a long way to replacing the void of quality following Elyounoussi’s departure.
Mitoma is a frantic dribbler and in the words of Juco James from the Huddle podcast, is the most “creative” player in the entire Japanese top-flight.
The left winger has mesmerising dribbling and flair too. He records ten dribbles per 90 minutes and has the ability to score goals in abundance.
A dazzler dribbler with an extremely productive output in the final third, Postecoglou can immediately upgrade on Elyounoussi by luring him to Scotland.