Celtic reportedly rival Owls for sporting director David Webb who unearthed £75m ace
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Celtic reportedly rival Owls for sporting director David Webb who unearthed £75m ace

According to the Daily Mail, David Webb is a contender to join Celtic as sporting director only a few weeks after being linked with the role at Sheffield Wednesday.

Webb is currently out of work after leaving Huddersfield Town.

The former Bournemouth head of recruitment has had spells at Tottenham Hotspur and Ostersunds in Sweden, with arguably his biggest contribution being unearthing Wilfried Zaha.

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Webb is said to have discovered the player during an earlier role at Palace.


Zaha has since gone on to become a top Premier League player valued at £75 million (The Sun).

The Owls are still manager-less after sacking Tony Pulis and owner Dejphon Chansiri is seemingly taking his time over appointing his successor.

Wednesday are deep in relegation trouble this season while financially they have ran into trouble. Ultimately, recruitment in recent years has been a major factor.

Webb has plenty of experience in that side and an excellent record to boot. According to reports last month, Wednesday are considering him for a role at Hillsborough.

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But the latest from the Daily Mail claim they have competition from Celtic.

The Hoops have dropped like a stone this season compared to the standards set in previous years. They are more than 20 points behind rivals Rangers in the Scottish Premiership.

The dream of ten titles in a row is all-but over. Now, Celtic must plan for next season and Webb’s input in recruitment could be key to getting them back on top.

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