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Fergus (‘The Bunnet’) acquired a 51% controlling stake in the Celtic Football and Athletic Company Ltd in 1994, after it became clear that the club was facing bankruptcy.

Acting as a guarantor for the club’s £7 million debt, he injected additional finance, floated the club on the London Stock Exchange as a public limited company, Celtic plc, in order to raise capital from a share issue, and oversaw an extensive redevelopment of Celtic Park.

In 1999, McCann sold his shares, leaving Irish entrepreneur Dermot Desmond as the largest shareholder, with a 19.8% holding. He also offered an interest-free payment plan to encourage individuals, rather than financial institutions, to purchase shares. This enabled the club’s supporters to own 63% of the stock at the time of McCann’s departure.

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Save Our Celts’ Jim Orr with A Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards.Paul John Dykes and Kevin Graham are joined this week one of the co-founders of early 90s movement, Save Our Celts, Jim Orr, who discusses: His Celtic hero, Alfie Conn; Ten men winning the league; The centenary double; Losing faith in the biscuit tin board; Setting up Save Our Celts; Terry Cassidy, Brian Dempsey & Joe Beltrami; Celts For Change and the Fergus McCann takeover; Writin...

Talking Baws · Mar 5

Plenty of Celtic Fans Reckon It’s Time Fergus McCann Was Honoured with Stand or Statue

Celtic yesterday celebrated 24 years since the club was saved from annihilation by Fergus McCann – and now plenty of the club’s supporters want a stand or statue in ‘The Bunnet’s’ honour...

Talking Baws · Mar 5

Hugh MacDonald with Celtic State of Mind

A Celtic State of Mind was recently named as the UK’s Best Football Podcast at the prestigious 2018 Football Blogging Awards...

It’s Time – Fans Want Official Tribute to Major Celtic Figure

YESTERDAY was the 24th anniversary of the day Celtic were saved from being closed down by a band of battle-hardened Celtic fans and Fergus McCann who came in with a plan to save the club...

Daily Record · Feb 27

When Celtic owned shares in Rangers at time of Fergus McCann’s 1994 takeover

Financial analyst David Low played a key role in the famous overhaul of the Hoops board 24 years ago and he has given an insight into the dramatic events in a podcast...

Daily Record · Feb 27
Daily Record · Jan 16

When Fergus McCann saved Celtic – how the Daily Record reported that historic day in 1994

In the second of our How The Record Reported series, we look back at those frantic days in March 1994 as one Canadian businessman changed the Glasgow giants for ever...

Daily Record · Jan 16
Celts Are Here · Dec 12, 2017

No Tri-Colour at Hampden – Fergus McCann Recalls ‘Mean Spirited’ Officials

Former Celtic Chairman Fergus McCann has taken aim at Hampden and why the stadium should be scrapped going forward...

Celts Are Here · Dec 12, 2017
The Scotsman · Dec 12, 2017

Ex-Celtic chief Fergus McCann: No valid case for continued Hampden use

Former Celtic chief executive Fergus McCann has branded Hampden Park ‘a liability, not an asset’ ahead of a crunch meeting about the national stadium’s future...

The Scotsman · Dec 12, 2017
Evening Times · Dec 12, 2017

Hampden Park: An open letter by former Celtic owner Fergus McCann

Continue reading “Hampden Park: An open letter by former Celtic owner Fergus McCann” on Evening Times.

Evening Times · Dec 12, 2017
ARCSC · Feb 26

The Celtic Star Podcast with David Low, ‘The Rebels Won’ then discovered Celtic’s shares in RANGERS

DAVID LOW, who played a crucial role in the struggle against the Old Board and helped Fergus McCann gain control of Celtic and transform the club from top to bottom, is the special guest on The Celtic Star Podcast, A Celtic State of Mind, this week...

ARCSC · Feb 26
Talking Baws · Oct 15, 2017

Is it Time Celtic Named a Stand After Fergus McCann?

Liverpool named a stand after Kenny Dalglish yesterday and some Celtic supporters reckon it’s about time their club did the same for Fergus McCann...

Talking Baws · Oct 15, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Oct 13, 2017

King’s very worrying trait, Gordon too late to the Celtic party

I like Gordon Strachan. I took to him when he was picked upon at Celtic, pretty much in the same way Fergus McCann was earlier...

Celtic Quick News · Oct 13, 2017
Talking Baws · Dec 12, 2017

Fergus McCann Writes Open Letter Calling For ‘Liability’ Hampden to be Demolished

Former Celtic owner Fergus McCann has written an open letter calling for the Scottish footballing authorities to get rid of Hampden Park, calling the national stadium a ‘liability’...

Talking Baws · Dec 12, 2017
The Scotsman · Sep 29, 2017

Ex-Celtic owner Fergus McCann takes Glasgow Central station tour

Former Celtic owner Fergus McCann was a surprise visitor to Glasgow Central as he took the station’s tour today...

The Scotsman · Sep 29, 2017
Celtic Quick News · Jul 29, 2017

New CQN Podcast: Celts For Change

Episode 6 of The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind takes a look back at the ‘Celts for Change’ movement of the 1990s, which paved the way for Fergus McCann’s historical takeover of Celtic Football Club...

Celtic Quick News · Jul 29, 2017
A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 29, 2017

The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind (EP6) with Matt McGlone & Ally Begg

Episode 6 of The CQN Podcast: A Celtic State of Mind takes a look back at the ‘Celts for Change’ movement of the 1990s, which paved the way for Fergus McCann’s historical takeover of Celtic Football Club...

A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 29, 2017
The Celtic Star · Jun 14

Jim Craig: The day Fergus McCann sacked Lou Macari

After an excellent playing career, Lou Macari went into management, firstly at Swindon Town from June 1984 to April 1985.

The Celtic Star · Jun 14
The Celtic Blog · Apr 19

The Ibrox Operation Does Not Have A Fergus McCann. It Is Not Going To Find One.

Of all the straws to which Sevco fans cling, my favourite is the notion that all the club needs is a man like Fergus McCann...

The Celtic Blog · Apr 19
Celtic Quick News · Dec 12, 2017

“SHADES OF SFA 1952,” FERGUS McCANN, HERE’S THE STORY

“SHADES OF SFA 1952,” said Fergus McCann today in his opinion piece in the Herald today...

Celtic Quick News · Dec 12, 2017
Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 17, 2017

The biggest man in football

Those of you following the debate about what the SFA should do about Hampden Park when the lease is up for renewal in 2020, would have noticed Fergus McCann’s open letter to the Herald newspaper...

Don't Let it Be Forgot · Dec 17, 2017
Celtic Fanzone · Jul 27, 2017

Football Authorities Beware….Fergus McCann Proved You’re NOT Above The Law!

The stage managed circus that’s surrounding the SPFL’s resistance to apply their own rules fairly and squarely, is almost certainly going to end up with a Judicial Review, and that is exactly what the Scottish football authorities are running scared of...

Celtic Fanzone · Jul 27, 2017
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