Celtic’s David Moss headhunted for key Norwich role

As reported by The Daily Record, Celtic could lose a key staff member at Celtic Park with Norwich City interested in bringing scout David Moss to Carrow Road.

What’s the story?

Following the news that Lee Congerton had joined the Scottish Champions as their new Head of Recruitment yesterday, more behind the scenes shuffling is on the way at the club.

The Record reckon Norwich are looking at Celtic’s Head of Development Scouting for their vacant Director of Football position. The Canaries are interested in introducing the model in the wake of Alex Neil’s departure as manager.

Moss has worked at Celtic for nearly 7 years, first as Head of Academy Scouting in the 7-16 age group before being tasked with finding the best talent available in the 17-21 age group, a key market for a club like Celtic.

As part of that role he’s been vital in bringing some top stars to the club including Virgil van Dijk and the red hot Moussa Dembele.

His role in Dembele’s arrival

Moss didn’t just scout Moussa Dembele at Fulham, he was essential in convincing him to come to Celtic Park.

That was revealed last month by Dembele’s agent Mamadi Fofana, who opened up about the series of events that saw the young Frenchman turn up in Glasgow.

Speaking to the Daily Record, Fofana said:

It is hard to talk about Moussa being with Celtic now without talking about David Moss. David was the first person who spoke with me from Celtic. He scouted him from November 2015 until the last game he played for Fulham. He was in constant touch with me asking how Moussa was doing and that interest is really important.

That’s a glowing endorsement and exactly the kind of commitment Celtic need if they are to beat Europe’s biggest clubs to the next wave of talent emerging around the world.

Supporters may be hoping then that this move to Norwich City doesn’t come off and that David Moss continues in his role finding the best young players round to sign for the Hoops.

 


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