PETER LAWWELL wasted no time today after the final whistle with the chief executive confirming he had offered Neil Lennon the role as Celtic manager for the second time.
The Irishman came in to replace Brendan Rodgers in February on a temporary basis and did everything that was asked of him by landing a league and Scottish Cup double to ensure Celtic made it a treble treble.
Lawwell had a script and he was reading from it at full time when he fed the same quotes to several different media outlets. The CEO spoke about Lennon’s credentials word for word and in every interview Lawwell took part in on the day had one stand out comment.
Peter spoke about how Neil was a winner but most importantly how he had an eye for a player. Speaking more than once about how the Irishman could spot talent, we couldn’t help but think it was a passive aggressive jibe towards Brendan Rodgers who got the best out of the squad he had BUT found it tough going when it came to recruitment.
"He’s a true Celtic man who knows the club and the city. He’s a winner with a fantastic eye for a player."
Peter Lawwell is confident that Neil Lennon is the perfect candidate for the Celtic job 👀 pic.twitter.com/cqiJngyXk9
— BBC Sport Scotland (@BBCSportScot) May 25, 2019
Neil will now sit down with the Celtic board to thrash out his next move. If Lawwell is a man of his word then there will surely be funds forthcoming in the summer which will help Lennon revamp this team.