8 possible Celtic candidates to replace Mark Lawwell as next director of football including ex AC Milan chief

Lawwell stood down from his role as Celtic's head of first-team scouting and recruitment after two years.

Celtic are yet to finalise their search for a new Head of first-team scouting and recruitment, but there are a host of possible candidates who could come under consideration. Following Mark Lawwell's decision to resign from his high-ranking position after two years in the role "to pursue fresh challenges" along with lead scout Joe Dudgeon earlier this month, Parkhead officials will be looking to appoint a new talent-spotter ahead of the summer transfer window.

The Hoops' recruitment team has come in for some intense criticism in recent windows after some questionable transfer activity, with Brendan Rodgers publicly expressing his frustration at the lack of quality signings to his squad since returning to Glasgow's east end for a second spell as manager.

Much of the work carried out by Lawwell - son of Celtic chairman Peter - was deemed unsuccessful, which will have come as a surprise to many given his decade-long stint with the City Group where he rose to become head of scouting and recruitment within the global structure that includes clubs such as Manchester City and Yokohama F Marinos.

The decision over who will lead Celtic's transfer strategy moving forward will be a huge one for the board to make - and GlasgowWorld have taken a look at some possible names who may enter the reckoning to become the central figure between chief executive and manager.

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