PETER LAWWELL, who retired as Celtic chief executive at the end of last month, remains a director of the club.

The 62-year-old former accountant stepped down to make way for Dominic McKay following 18 years in the role, during which time the Hoops won 29 trophies – including 13 league titles and four trebles.

Former SRU chief operating officer McKay has taken control, but it was accepted during the changeover that Lawwell would still have a part to play.

He has held a position on the European Club Association board since 2014, representing Celtic and Scottish football’s interests on the continent.

And he also sits on UEFA’s Professional Football Strategy Council, a body that discusses key issues such as Champions League reform.

McKay confirmed Lawwell would retain the role for a further two years following his announcement of leaving the chief executive position at the start of the year.

To do so the ex-supremo must retain a “formal connection” to Celtic, according to a report in The Times.

It’s stated Lawwell remains on a non-PLC board alongside McKay, Eric Riley, Michael Nicholson and Michael McDonald – as shown in documents submitted to Companies House this week. In June, McKay insisted his predecessor’s responsibilities at the club had concluded, but that it remained “really important” for his ECA representation to continue.



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