Celtic fans have taken to Twitter to react after they thought they spotted Brendan Rodgers aiming a ‘hidden dig’ towards Peter Lawwell.
It is ‘critical’ for Celtic to appoint a Director of Football, according to Brendan Rodgers.— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) February 24, 2021
The former Celtic boss explained how the relationship between a new manager and DoF would work around player recruitment.
Sky Sports tweeted a video of the Leicester boss discussing how Celtic desperately need a Director of Football at the club.
The ex-Liverpool boss even said that it’s ‘critical’ for the Hoops to find someone to fulfil the role.
It’s hard to disagree.
A Director of Football helps streamline the process between the boardroom and a manager when it comes to transfers, and tidies up any differences in opinion regarding recruitment, often through the use of data analysis.
Having said that, some supporters think Rodgers was only saying this to aim a thinly veiled dig at the man once sat above him.
Lawwell – Celtic’s Chief Executive, who will be leaving at the end of the season – unfortunately couldn’t stop Rodgers from departing mid-season for Leicester.
Now, that could’ve been down to an issue in their relationship, if the Celtic supporters’ theory below is anything to go by.
There was a small sign that Lawwell had bought a player Rodgers didn’t want after the arrival of Marian Shved.
As the Daily Mail covered, the ex-Liverpool boss sounded less than enthusiastic about his new signing in 2019, saying that he’s already got plenty of wingers and he didn’t know much about the Ukrainian.
Let’s see what they’ve been saying about hearing what Rodgers said…
A clear dig at Peter Lawell😂 https://t.co/qAfo1MrAQ9— Shaun McDermott (@Shaunmcd21) February 24, 2021
He’s spot on here n ye know exactly what he’s trying to say without actually saying it.— Zaktion Bronson (@monchensaderzak) February 24, 2021
Hate to see it https://t.co/41uQmJW3iK
Another shot fired at Peter Lawell and the Celtic board? https://t.co/aQo0t00w5l— SurreyBhoy 9️⃣IAR🏆🟢⚪️🟠 (@Shippy67) February 24, 2021
Read between the lines of what he is saying here……. https://t.co/26LsXiVoWB— W.S.N.B.M Podcast (@WSNBM_PODCAST) February 24, 2021
Seems like a hidden dig at Lawell in there! https://t.co/GlOTfyQvz3— Ryu (@Ryu369k) February 24, 2021
Basically digging out Lawwell https://t.co/qz50TR89h3— Michael Wareing (@speccyafro) February 24, 2021