Fergus McCann

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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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Stunning Video of Old Celtic Park Emerges Online

An incredible video has emerged online of a virtual version of Old Celtic Park before Fergus McCann came in and secured the club’s future.

Read Celtic · Sep 24

‘That man is a legend,’ ‘Should have a statue’ – These fans hail Celtic hero following Parkhead appearance

Numerous Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to share their praise and appreciation for Fergus McCann after his appearance at Parkhead on Sunday...

Read Celtic · Sep 24
The Celtic Star · Oct 14

The Four Amigos, King of Kings and a Gift from God, Reviewed and Rated

EARLIER today on The Celtic Star, former Celtic striker Pierre Van Hooijdonk, from an interview with The Guardian, recalled his time at our club and talked about the so-called Three Amigos, as Fergus McCann called them plus with the addition of Andreas Thom – ‘He gets the ball and scores a goal, Andy, Andy Thom’-...

The Celtic Star · Oct 14
Celtic TV · Sep 23

Fergus McCann addresses the Celtic faithful at Paradise!

Fergus McCann receives a great reception as he returns to Celtic Park --- Watch exclusive player and manager interviews, full-match replays and go behind the scenes of Celtic FC ONLY on Celtic TV...

Celtic TV · Sep 23

Celtic hero Fergus McCann’s timely return as Ibrox courtroom drama looms

Had Celtic gone into administration or liquidation, the media would not have tortured the English language as they do today to avoid using those words...

Evening Times · Sep 16

Celtic hero Peter Grant claims Hoops fans would never ‘let their club die’ as he hails Fergus McCann

Celtic legend Peter Grant believes Hoops fans would never have allowed their club to get themselves into the same fiasco Rangers found themselves in 2012...

Evening Times · Sep 16
67HailHail · Sep 23

‘Name the North Stand after him’, ‘Next statue’ – Some Celtic fans demand honour for club legend

Celtic fans loved seeing Fergus McCann back at the stadium he helped build on Sunday, after he emerged at half-time to do the Paradise Windfall draw.

67HailHail · Sep 23
Herald Scotland · Sep 16

Celtic hero Peter Grant claims Hoops fans would never ‘let their club die’ as he hails Fergus McCann

Celtic legend Peter Grant believes Hoops fans would never have allowed their club to get themselves into the same fiasco Rangers found themselves in 2012...

Herald Scotland · Sep 16

Not the View’s Average Joe Miller with A Celtic State of Mind

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

Fergus Salutes a Celtic Saviour

FERGUS McCANN has added his praise to the tributes to John Keane, who retired as Director and Honorary Chairman of Celtic yesterday.

‘Good Guy’ – Celtic Legend John Keane retires, Fergus McCann leads the tributes

YESTERDAY Celtic announced that John Keane has retired as Director and Honorary Chairman of Celtic Football and Athletic Club.

Celtic FC · Jul 5

Fergus McCann’s tribute to John Keane

FERGUS McCann has paid his own tribute to John Keane, who has retired as Director and Honorary Chairman of Celtic Football and Athletic Club, praising his unwavering commitment to Celtic...

Celtic FC · Jul 5

Happy Bunnet Day

On this very day in 1994 Fergus McCann saved our club and over the next 5 years laid the foundations that would make Celtic the most powerful club in Scotland.

ACSOM · Sep 15

Not the View’s Average Joe Miller with A Celtic State of Mind – Rebellion in Paradise

This week’s ACSOM podcast is with someone who was hugely influential in the late-eighties fanzine scene.

ACSOM · Sep 15
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