Roger Mitchell has expanded on recent comments that he'd like to buy Celtic and give the fans "what they deserve".

The Lake Como based businessman and former SPL chief executive said on Thursday he'd move to organise private equity funding and buy the club in the future.

The angel investor in sports technology businesses has been a lifelong Hoops fan and a fierce critic of Celtic's direction in the last 18 months.

Mitchell has cited Brentford and Brugges as models the club should be looking to emulate and is a huge advocate of the use of analytics and data in football.

After his comments were picked up by various media organisations, he took to Twitter to explain further.

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He said: "When you see the negativity and "can't be done" reactions of people, you ask yourself, "Why bother?" Nothing worthwhile is easy. Otherwise, those same people could aspire to it. Interesting are people now reaching to me, after what was an off the cuff comment.

"I'm going to answer this properly in the open. I'm not looking for anything. I have a very very nice work-life balance. I have a decent profile in the industry internationally. I don't need to get back into the mud up there. And I won't. Not today. But here is where we are...

"Half the world of capital is looking at sports franchises. Multi club strategies. I've worked on some things directly. Club Brugge is one I can mention. Celtic is unique as a community business. It's huge diaspora, and tech now allows you to build and monetise that. It's a peach.

"What are the blocks? One is the location. Scottish football is not seen as a fertile terrain for proper football operations. I did a 3 hour podcast on 'Is Scottish football investable?' That's the hard thing to sell to an investor.

"Investors are happy to look at Holland, Belgium, Portugal, England, Italy, France, Spain. It's everywhere. Scotland, less so. That is why I wanted to meet Rob Gordon [Hibs' owner]. And they realise. Hence Deloitte [investigation into Scottish football]. Let's see what comes out. The other issue is Dermot Desmond. Everyone says he won't sell.

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"What percentage does he hold? 30 or 40 percent? So no majority. Loads of capital is looking for assets like this. Celtic is a peach. Scotland is an issue. Dermot Desmond not a seller but he has no majority. It's doable.

"This would be the kind of project that requires your heart and soul. Full focus. Stubbornness and persistence. You'd need to move to Glasgow. It would be rough to deal with Dermot Desmond. Hence "not today". Chi me lo fa fare [why should I go to all that trouble]!"