“He didn’t deserve that,” Lennon on the undeserved criticism “phenomenal” Lawwell received last season

Neil Lennon has praised the former Celtic CEO Peter Lawwell who officially left the role he has held for the previous 17 years, yesterday. The former Celtic manager, appointed twice to that role by Lawwell was full of praise in his comments as the new month begins with Dom McKay now officially the man in charge.

“Peter’s legacy is a period of incredible success for Celtic. The club was also very strong financially.
Dominic McKay has a very hard act to follow and I wish him well,” was the former manager’s assessment of the official changing of the guard at Celtic today.

“Peter’s time as chief executive should never be forgotten. I believe history will judge him well,” Lennon told Scottish Sun. “The job he has done for Celtic is phenomenal.

“It deeply saddened me the level of criticism Peter suffered last season. He didn’t deserve that. All he’s ever wanted is the best for Celtic.

“Peter felt the same sense of acute disappointment as any other supporter over how the season unfolded. It hurt him, believe me. But he should be regarded as a massively influential figure for Celtic in the modern era.”

Peter Lawwell’s official resignation as a Director of Celtic Plc was officially registered at Companies House ahead of a notification to the London Stock Exchange this morning.  We wish him well in his retirement.

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The Celtic Star founder and editor, who has edited numerous Celtic books over the past decade or so including several from Lisbon Lions, Willie Wallace, Tommy Gemmell and Jim Craig. Earliest Celtic memories include a win over East Fife at Celtic Park and the 4-1 League Cup loss to Partick Thistle as a 6 year old. Best game? Easy 4-2, 1979 when Ten Men Won the League. Email editor@thecelticstar.co.uk

1 Comment

  1. Red Scotland on

    Peter Lawwell is ten of any other Scottish CEO, so much so i couldn’t even name any of them. Celtic own Scottish football because of his work and eternal sovereignty is ours following the wonderful events of 2012 when RFC died. The new club will never catch Celtic now, fifty titles behind. It’s over for them. Thanks for the great work Peter. Shame about the last season but we still completed the quadruple treble. Not too shabby!