The rumour mill indicates Peter Lawwell has already left Celtic Park

By John McGinley

June 7, 2021

If you haven’t listened to the latest Celtic Underground podcast this week then it’s well worth it.

Harry Brady, one of Celtic’s most prominent rumour merchants on the internet, and guests discuss the failed move for Eddie Howe, as well as the current situation surrounding Ange Postecoglou.

However, one of the most interesting points concerned outgoing chief executive Peter Lawwell.

According to Brady, Lawwell has already left the building.

The long-time podcaster said: “Peter Lawwell finished at 5pm on Friday. Well, at some point on Friday, apparently. I don’t think that’s been formally announced because technically I’m sure his contract’s paid up, but apparently, Friday was actually his last day.

“That’s part of the reason that prompted me to do this podcast because it hopefully clears the way for Dominic McKay to make all these announcements.”

Lawwell on brink of Celtic exit regardless of timing

If Lawwell hasn’t already left, it won’t be long. Officially he is due to step down at the end of June. McKay officially takes over on 1st July, but has been in a transitional role since April.

It really will be interesting to see how Celtic go about selling the new managerial era at the club. Whoever is linked to the announcement will be inextricably tied to the success or failure of the venture.

When Brendan Rodgers was unveiled in front of the press, he was proudly flanked by Lawwell and chairman Iain Bankier.

Peter Lawwell, Brendan Rodgers and Iain Bankier at the Celtic unveiling / (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Will we see a similar scene in place for Postecoglou, but with McKay present? Perhaps even a new director of football?

The strength of messaging and structure at Celtic Park over the coming weeks is going to tell us a lot about the future.

Let’s hope confidence can breed confidence.

In other news, Chris Sutton delivers Ange Postecoglou to Celtic verdict.