Fergus McCann

Fergus McCann

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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67HailHail · Jan 14

Celtic pay tribute to man who helped save the club

Celtic have paid tribute to former club savour Gerald Weisfeld who died yesterday.

Sentinelcelts · Nov 30, 2019

Days of Future Past.

Morning,all. That Was The Week That Was,eh?

Celtic Quick News · Nov 27, 2019

King leaves town before nine-in-a-row

Dave King yesterday announced he would resign from Newco’s board following a share issue, to take place early in the new year, almost five years since his concert party won control of the club in March 2015...

VideoCelts · Nov 27, 2019

Bold Jackson hits out at departing King’s ‘notoriously strained relationship with the truth’

In Scotland he was welcomed as a hero, compared to Fergus McCann and feted as the man to revive the beloved O** F*** Golden Egg...

The Celtic Star · Oct 14, 2019

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’-...

Celts Are Here · Oct 2, 2019

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, 2019

‘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...

Transfer Tavern · Sep 24, 2019

‘Do the right thing’, ‘Honour this man’ – These Celtic fans call for recognition of ex-owner

Fergus McCann, the entrepreneur who bought Celtic in 1994 as the club faced bankruptcy...

Celtic Now & Forever · Sep 23, 2019

“Build a statue” “Name a stand” Celtic fans demand for special Celt.

Celtic fans loved seeing Fergus McCann back at the stadium he helped build on Sunday, Source...

67HailHail · Sep 23, 2019

‘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.

ACSOM · Sep 23, 2019

Green Tinted Specs – Celtic hero Fergus McCann’s timely return as Ibrox courtroom drama looms

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

Celtic TV · Sep 23, 2019

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...

Green Tinted Specs · Sep 23, 2019

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...

The Celtic Blog · Sep 23, 2019

It Is Time Fergus McCann Was Given A Permanent Monument At Celtic Park.

I loved seeing the sight of Fergus back at Parkhead yesterday.

Evening Times · Sep 23, 2019

Fergus McCann earns heroes welcome at Celtic Park as he backs Hoops to win ANOTHER nine-in-a-row

Celtic bagged three goals against Kilmarnock yesterday in a Scottish Premiership victory...

Evening Times · Sep 16, 2019

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, 2019

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...

ACSOM · Sep 15, 2019

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.

A Celtic State of Mind · Sep 15, 2019

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.

A Celtic State of Mind · Aug 29, 2019

Kevin McKenna 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.

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