Celtic make Ange Postecoglou claim in announcement

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Celtic recently made an announcement that a lot of fans were waiting for. Mark Lawwell, the club's Head of First Team Scouting and Recruitment, and Joe Dudgeon, their Lead First Team Scout, have resigned from their positions and will be departing in order to pursue fresh challenges. It is safe to say that the Hoops' transfer activity in recent times has been heavily criticised and there had been rumours for a while that the exits were coming.

Lawwell arrived at Celtic in the summer of 2022. The recruitment since then has not been great at all. Their best signing over the past two seasons has probably been Aaron Mooy and he has already retired.

The majority of players Celtic have brought in during this period of time have failed to make an impact at Parkhead. Some have even left already.

Naturally, fans were hoping for a change. Lawwell and Dudgeon are leaving. But will there be an overall approach that Celtic take in their transfer activity moving forward? Time shall tell.

Celtic make Ange Postecoglou claim in announcement

Celtic's statement regarding Lawwell's exit caught a lot of fans' attention because of a mention of Ange Postecoglou. On the club's website, it read:

"Mark was recruited to the Club by then manager, Ange Postecoglou, in May 2022 from his position as Head of CFG Scouting and Recruitment, within City Football Group’s global structure."

Many have viewed this as the club trying to not take full responsibility for the recruitment of Lawwell in 2022. Of course, he already had a connection with Celtic, with or without Postecoglou.

His father, Peter Lawwell, first arrived at Celtic back in 1990 as Financial Controller. He would then return in 2003 as Chief Executive, a position that he would hold until 2021. It was not long before he was back once again, returning at the start of last year as non-executive chairman.

Now, it remains to be seen what steps Celtic take to reform their transfer strategy. The current one is clearly not working for them.