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‘Complacency and arrogance’ ‘Always about the bottom line’ ‘Shambolic state’ Lawwell’s Legacy comes to light post Midtjylland

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Less than a month after stepping away as CEO the legacy of Peter Lawwell is already an issue among fans.

In October 2004 a fresh-faced CEO sat down to watch his side in a Champions League group that included Bayern Munich, Anderlecht and Lyon. A squad full of UEFA Cup finalists picked up a credible eight points but failed to advance to the knock-out phase.

On Wednesday Dom McKay watched a makeshift side crumble to a club that was formed in 1999- the year that was given a crack in management.

It must have been painful viewing for the new CEO who is unlikely to be cushioned by the £3.5m salary that his predecessor picked up in 2019.

In every way Mackay has a massive job in front of him. It isn’t a PR operation, its not a case of shifting the message. Big decisions need to be made requiring serious resources, every few days he will be under scrutiny with a brutal failure delivered from Denmark.

McKay could enjoy medium term plans and targets with SRU, at he has one month in the transfer window to instil serious chance or he’ll be facing the most demanding of autumns and winters from a support very very sceptical of the motives of his predecessor.

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