That whole ‘We don’t do walking away’ without a payoff business looks a little different this morning. Dave King has told the media Derek Llambias and Barry Leach are ‘demanding’ a payoff. It would be more likely that they have informed King of the terms of their contracts, which is all they are able to demand. Under the circumstances, it would be extraordinary if either ‘walked away’ from their contracts.
Contracts of employment are not optional. Terms have to be honoured, even if the employees’ services are no longer required, as I’m sure Mr Llambias’ solicitor will inform him when he discusses King’s threat to sue him for EGM costs. This easy-come, easy-go attitude to contracts is, well, shameless.
For what it’s worth, my money is on Llambias and Leach resigning in the hours before the EGM, once they have ensured business is sorted. This is the scenario King wanted, there’s no point complaining now it’s playing out.
World Autism Day
After their successful work with Downs Syndrome children, the homeless and many disadvantaged groups, next month the Celtic Foundation will embark on work with children with autism. A pilot project is currently being designed which will work to enhance each child’s wellbeing.
Autism is described in terms of a ‘spectrum’ as it includes people who live independently to those who require very specialised support on a daily basis. Recent decades have seen enormous improvements in understanding of the condition and on strategies to help, especially in children, which is where this pilot project comes in.
World Autism Day is 2 April and on that day the Foundation is holding its inaugural Golf Day (11 years behind the magnificent CQN Open) at Renfrew Golf Club. The event is supported by Ryder Cup winner Stephen Gallacher (who will not be playing) and a host of former Celtic players (who will be playing).
It’s a great initiative for the Foundation, reaching out into a new and important area, so if you’re a golfer and will enjoy a day on the course with friends and former players, go here to book.