Celtic FC appoints Head of Recruitment

Celtic FC appoints Head of Recruitment

Glasgow-based football Club Celtic FC has appointed a Head of Recruitment.

Lee Congerton takes the role, having left Sunderland FC.

Congerton said: “I know [Brendan Rodgers, Celtic Manager] well. I know how he works and the quality he aims for.

“I am really looking forward to working with him again and [Peter Lawwell, Celtic’s CEO] to ensure that we continue to bring the very best to Celtic, and give our fans and players a team they will be proud of.

“I am delighted to be joining a club of Celtic’s stature. It is a huge honour and I can’t wait to get started in making my contribution to such a fantastic institution.

“In recent years, there has been some great work done at the club in the recruitment and development of some high-quality playing talent. I am really looking forward to adding my experience in this area and ensuring that we continue this high level of achievement.”  

Lawwell uttered similarly effusive words about the Welshman: “Player recruitment is such a crucial function of the club and we are delighted to welcome Lee to Celtic to oversee this area.

“We are always looking to develop further, to drive the club forward and ensure that we continue our success in this area and deliver the best players we can to our supporters.

“Given the importance of this appointment we have gone through a thorough process and taken our time to identify the right person.

“Lee was the outstanding candidate for this position and we are sure he will deliver real impact and benefit to the club.”

Rodgers added: “It is great news that we have been able to bring someone of Lee’s calibre to Celtic.

“He brings knowledge, experience and excellence to such an important area of our work and I know he will add real value to the club.”

A Celtic statement said: “Lee will have responsibility for the management of the club’s player recruitment function and our scouting operation, including our international scouting network.”

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