Phil MacGiollabhain has revealed that Celtic have started the process of life after Lawwell.
The veteran CEO put in an unimpressive performance at yesterday’s AGM, drawing on past successes with no solutions offered for the current problems or vision for a future that doesn’t involved being also-rans in European football.
Spending £35m over 18 months might sound impressive but on closer analysis there hasn’t been much value for that expenditure with Celtic out of three competitions before December and trailing by double digits in the SPFL.
While Lawwell, chairman Ian Bankier and Neil Lennon all congratulated one another in their pre-recorded interviews one voice was noticeably absent from the verbal huddle.
Celtic’s largest individual share-holder prefers to stay out of the spotlight with MacGiollabhain reporting that a plan for a new CEO is underway:
My only glimmer of hope yesterday was when I spoke with a very well-placed source last night. He is in a position to know what is happening on Planet Dermot and is certain that Desmond has had his people ‘deep dive’ into the current situation.
Last night he stated that process was close to completion and that ‘individuals are being looked at that take over from Lawwell’.
It was back in the autumn of 2003 that Lawwell came to power as CEO of Celtic, at that time Tony Blair and George Bush Jnr had their troops in Iraq and the Labour Party, under Jack McConnell had 50 out of the 133 seats at the Scottish Parliament.
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