Former Celtic head of recruitment Lee Congerton is reportedly wanted by Manchester United. The Welshman was in Glasgow for two years before departing for Leicetser with Brendan Rodgers in 2019.
It is reported by The Telegraph that United want someone to lead their recruitment once Jim Ratcliffe’s investment in the club officially goes through. Congerton’s name is one that is under consideration along with the likes of Paolo Maldini and Paul Mitchell.
At Celtic, he helped sign many players, the majority of whom were unsuccessful in their time at Parkhead. Moves for Kundai Benyu, Marvin Compper, Charly Musonda, Maryan Shved, Daniel Arzani, Vakoun Bayo, and many other flops were facilitated by Congerton.
Despite his poor track record in Glasgow, the now 50-year-old proceeds to land some top jobs. Currently, he is the managing director of football at Serie A side Atalanta and has been in the role for over a year.
United’s interest in Congerton is intriguing, to say the least. At least at Celtic, he didn’t have the greatest track record, but the Red Devils clearly believe he could be the man to help them get back to the top.