As we told you earlier this week, speculation had been rife on social media that Hammond – who previously worked as Director of Football at West Brom and Reading – would be drafted in by the Hoops as a replacement for the outgoing Head of Recruitment Lee Congerton.
And now Celtic have confirmed on their official website that Hammond will indeed be moving to Glasgow – but the club’s statement doesn’t confirm his exact role, or a defined period of time that he’ll be staying with the Premiership champions.
Today’s press release reads: ‘Celtic Football Club announced today that Nick Hammond will be joining Celtic on July 1 to work with the Club, initially across the summer period.
‘Nick is highly regarded across football having held Director of Football and Technical Director positions at Reading FC and West Bromwich Albion FC respectively.
‘Nick’s knowledge, expertise and experience will be invaluable as he assists in the Club’s recruitment across the forthcoming period.’
The Club has known Nick for some time and we are delighted that he is joining Celtic.
So, Celtic appear to have a new recruitment guru, but what do you think of the appointment, and the Hoops’ statement?
And which areas should Hammond be looking at to strengthen during the current transfer window?
Let us know in the comments section below…