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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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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.

Talking Baws · Mar 5, 2018

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, 2018

Retro Jock Brown Interview – Stopping the Ten, Working With Fergus, Henrik Larsson’s Dog

It has been 25 years since Fergus McCann saved Celtic with the help of Celts for Change to oust the old board and start afresh with the club minutes away from closing its doors...

The Celtic Star · Jan 11

Jim Craig – Celtic sign Pierre van Hooijdonk

In the middle of season 1994/95, Tommy Burns was not having an easy time in the managerial seat...

The Celtic Star · Jan 11
The Celtic Star · Dec 20, 2018

Jim Craig’s Celtic Festive Moments – Number 1

On this day in 1997, as the Celtic bus was leaving Parkhead for the trip to Easter Road to face Hibs in a league match, there was little in the way of ‘The Christmas Spirit’ evident round the club...

The Celtic Star · Dec 20, 2018
Daily Record · Nov 3, 2018

Rangers warned their obsession with stopping Celtic could lead to financial meltdown

David Low worked with Fergus McCann in putting together a consortium and has now issued a stark warning to the Ibrox side...

Daily Record · Nov 3, 2018
A Celtic State of Mind · Sep 28, 2018

Hugh Keevins 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.

A Celtic State of Mind · Sep 28, 2018
ARCSC · Feb 26, 2018

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, 2018
Celtic Quick News · Sep 21, 2018

Exclusive! Part Two: the Three Amigos and Me – Davie Hay Tells All

CELTIC legend Davie Hay was chief scout at the club when he helped to introduce the talented trio of Pierre van Hooijdonk, Jorge Cadete and Paolo di Canio, nicknamed ‘The Three Amigos’ by owner Fergus McCann...

Celtic Quick News · Sep 21, 2018
The Celtic Star · Aug 20, 2018

That Was The Celtic Goal That Was – Tom Boyd, 29 April 1995

During the early 1990s there was very little for Celtic fans to get excited about.

The Celtic Star · Aug 20, 2018
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
A Celtic State of Mind · Aug 12, 2018

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...

A Celtic State of Mind · Aug 12, 2018
A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 23, 2018

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...

A Celtic State of Mind · Jul 23, 2018
Celts Are Here · Mar 5, 2018

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...

Celts Are Here · Mar 5, 2018
Daily Record · Feb 27, 2018

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, 2018
Daily Record · Jan 16, 2018

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, 2018
The Celtic Star · Jun 14, 2018

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, 2018
The Celtic Blog · Apr 19, 2018

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, 2018
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
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