Nick Hammond has resigned from his role at Celtic.

The head of football operations has left Parkhead after joining in 2019. He leaves to pursue new opportunities, according to the club.

Confirming the news on their website, Celtic wished Hammond the best for the future.

A short statement read: "Head of football operations Nick Hammond has resigned from his position at the club to pursue new opportunities. All the best for the future, Nick."

Chief executive Peter Lawwell also shared his gratitude to Hammond for the work he has done since joining.

He said: "We would like to thank Nick for his contribution to Celtic across the past two seasons. Everyone at the Club wishes Nick the very best for the future."

Hammond signed a deal at Celtic Park after previously having worked as director of football and technical director positions at Reading and West Brom respectively.

The news comes ahead of a summer overhaul of football operations at the club, with a new manager to be named as well as, we understand, a director of football.

The likes of Manchester City's Fergal Harkin, Juventus scout Matteo Tognozzi and former Huddersfield sporting director David Webb have all been linked with the post.

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