Celtic have received £9m for the departure of Brendan Rodgers to Leicester City, much more than the kind of fee previously seen for managers making a switch to English Premier League clubs, as reported by The Telegraph.
The paper say that Marco Silva, as an example, moved from Watford to Everton for £4m, less than half what the Hoops have managed to raise for Rodgers and his backroom staff.
It may have been an emotional and scarring exit for supporters, but clearly Peter Lawwell and the board have at least ensured we have quite the package to reinvest into a potential high profile appointment this summer.
The Telegraph reckon the amount of compensation received for Rodgers would have been significantly reduced had he left at the end of the season.
There are now no excuses for Celtic to go for a ‘cheap option’ when considering the next permanent managerial appointment, although if Neil Lennon wins a treble of domestic trophies it would be hard to say goodbye to the Hoops icon.
Ultimately though we cannot be ruled by sentiment and scouring the world for the best option available must be a task undertaken.
With money available and the promise of a new structure to offer a prospective boss, surely we are an attractive option right now, even if we play in a less illustrious league?