Many Celtic fans have been discussing an update about Peter Lawwell that recently emerged on social media.
The official Celtic Twitter account recently shared news about Lawwell’s future at the club. The tweet confirmed that the club’s chief executive has decided to retire from his position at Celtic at the end of June 2021, 17 years after he took over.
Is your perception of Lawwell positive or negative?
The tweet also went on to thank Lawwell for contributions to the club’s success. This update about Lawwell caught the attention of many Celtic supporters, who made their opinions very clear about it.
What did Celtic fans make of this news about Peter Lawwell?
“I thank him for all the good work he did, but he stayed too long. Time for a new vision we can all share in and fresh ideas to take back our title next season. Starting with a new manager. HH.”
“Excellent. A guy that has held Celtic back for years through his terrible decision making and transfer policy. He has cost Celtic millions in champions league money and millions in season ticket revenue next season. Another board member that only looked after his own wallet.”
“Ran Celtic fantastically as a business & guided us through unprecedented domestic success & for that we should all be grateful however he lost his touch & lack of ambition not good enough. Unfortunately his final decisions cost us dearly. Thanks for everything but time is right.”
“Thank you for all you have done leading our great club. You were both fiscally prudent and speculative over your time at the helm. You also bear some responsibility for this season’s debacle and should have ceded power after Brendan called you out over ambition. Overall thankyou.”
This comes some weeks after protests were held outside Celtic Park, demanding the exits of Lawwell, Neil Lennon and even majority shareholder Dermot Desmond. The fans demanded a change of the board (as per Glasgow Live).
The Hoops are currently as many as 23 points behind the Gers in a season where they are looking to win their tenth title in a row. Some other Hoops fans also gave their views about Lawwell’s retirement.