Since Scottish football went on lockdown last week, we haven’t heard that much from Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell.

Indeed, all he has spoken about – via the Celtic website – is the new sponsorship deal with Adidas, and the end of the current deal with New Balance.

That is understandable, as both of those deals were highly lucrative for the Hoops.


However, you have to imagine that with the Scottish game currently in a state of flux, Lawwell will soon have to take over, and sort out Scottish football’s future.

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell / (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

There is no better man for the job, when you consider all the success that the Hoops have had, especially in recent years, under his watch.

Reported that key man helped secure television deal

It should also be remembered that the last time Scottish football suffered a similar crisis – the liquidation of Rangers in 2012 – it was reported by the Daily Record that Lawwell and Neil Doncaster were in talks with Sky to secure a television deal for the game.

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Now, if any talks are to take place in the near future with the Scottish FA, the SPFL and UEFA, for example, or with the English Premier League, Lawwell should be amongst the delegation from Scotland.

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell

Neil Lennon and Peter Lawwell (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He also has to fight Celtic’s corner, and make sure that any talk of declaring the league ‘null and void’ isn’t under serious consideration.

Hoops have someone at the helm who can steer game

In these unprecedented times in Scottish football, it is good to know that Celtic have someone at the helm who can steer Scottish football in the right direction.

Hopefully no drastic changes are needed to the future of the Scottish game, but if they are, Lawwell must be there to speak for Celtic in the making of the future of Scottish football.

Only time will tell what the future holds for the Scottish game, but Peter Lawwell must be at the forefront of any decisions that are made.

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