Nick Hammond has resigned from his post as Celtic’s football operations manager, the club have announced.
Hammond leaves after almost two years at Celtic Park, after a successful stint at West Brom and, before that, 20 years with Reading.
The 53-year-old was first signed to Celtic as a recruiting consultant for the 2019 summer window, in which they signed Christopher Jullien and Mohamed Elyanousi.
He was then in charge of transfers for January 2020 – when they signed Ismaila Soro – and summer 2020, which included captures of David Turnbull from Motherwell and Shane Duffy on loan from Brighton, as well as the last window in January.
A statement on the club’s website said: “Celtic Football Club announced today that football operations manager Nick Hammond has stepped down from his post at the club to seize new opportunities.
“Nick joined Celtic in 2019, having previously served as Director of Football and Technical Director at Reading FC and West Bromwich Albion FC respectively. He leaves with the club’s best wishes.”
Celtic general manager Peter Lawwell added: “We would like to thank Nick for his contribution to Celtic over the past two seasons. Everyone at the Club wishes Nick the best for the future.”