Celtic news: Peter Lawwell calls for change at the SFA

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10th Feb, 2018 | 11:53am

Celtic senior figure calls for change at the very top of Scottish football

Celtic chief executive Peter Lawwell believes that the Scottish FA is in need of “restructuring”, as the governing body stumbles from crisis to crisis.
The SFA is without a chief executive following the recent departure of Stewart Regan and the Scottish national team are still without a manager following the sacking of Gordon Strachan.
Lawwell claims that these recent problems show that change is needed at the highest levels of Scottish football.
The Hoops chief was formerly part of the SFA board, but resigned as he felt that not enough was being done to help Scottish football solve it’s many issues.
“I think there are others in there, who have presided over the SFA for a number of years, that really need to have a look at themselves just now” he said, as quoted by BBC Sport.
“I think there should be a process of restructuring, re-organising that allows the SFA to be fit for that purpose.
“There is an opportunity for everyone to sit down, look at what they should be doing, look at what’s gone wrong, learn lessons and move on.”
Lawwell has been chief executive of the Hoops since 2003, and has in that time seen the Bhoys win 11 domestic titles and most recently their first domestic treble in 16 years.
To matters on the pitch, and Lawwell will be hoping that the Hoops can continue their progress towards another domestic treble when they take on Partick Thistle in the Scottish Cup.
The match is followed by the Europa League last 32 first leg clash against Zenit on Thursday, which will be a test of how far the Hoops have come this season under the management of Brendan Rodgers.
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