Only one winner in Celtic's Lawwell Rodgers feud

By Connor Gordon

January 25, 2019

Brendan Rodgers hasn’t always seen eye-to-eye with the Celtic board.

A well documented split over transfers last summer is arguably what led to The Hoops missing out on the Champions League.

Rodgers didn’t get first choice targets and important players weren’t replaced.

Is the same thing happening again in this window?

The bosses will win in Celtic feud

Rodgers isn’t the only manager who is feeling it rough from the suits in the boardroom.

"Carl Starfelt to Celtic is a big possibility" | Swedish journalist Anel Avdić

Previous managers Ronny Deila and Neil Lennon also had trouble with Peter Lawwell and co.

Neil Lennon isn’t Peter Lawwell’s biggest fan from is time at Celtic. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

One reason the latter left was his relationship with the board over money had reached breaking point.

With Deila, Lawwell took on a more football director role and it was a categorical failure.

Two men have already fallen to Lawwell and it wouldn’t be surprise if a third did too.

The men at the top will always last longer than those below them when it comes to Celtic.

Peter Lawwell is older than some of the furniture at Celtic Park and will not be leaving any time soon. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

The Chief Executive has been in the job since 2003 and will be on a comfortable contract.

Club doesn’t win with arguing staff

If Lawwell is continuing on following two manager exits, The Hoops as a club is not winning.

Deila’s embarrassing cup exit to Rangers ended his Celtic career as poor recruitment and fitness meant The Bhoys were under par.

Plus, as previously stated, a whole host of reasons led a poor AEK Athens side defeating Celtic over two legs in the summer.

Celtic’s failure at AEK Athens sticks in the minds of the supporters. (Photo by Giannis Alexopoulos/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Heads were smacked together after that to clear up any lingering problems between Rodgers and the suits.

If Rodgers isn’t happy with the current transfer targets then he isn’t hiding it well.

Everyone will be hoping the manager is getting the players he wants and the board stay out of it best they can.

Celtic are back to winning ways thanks to the new recruits – hopefully this means the board can get behind the gaffer to get eight-in-a-row.

Rodgers is a world-class manager, we don’t want to lose him now.