Frank McAvennie claims Celtic fans are wasting their time protesting against outgoing chief executive Peter Lawwell.

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest protests from some fans.

On 4th June, Celtic fans unveiled a banner outside Celtic Park that was aimed at Lawwell and the club’s failure to appoint a new boss.

It was a protest that coincided with Celtic’s 100th day without a manager following Neil Lennon’s departure.

It has been confirmed today (10th June) Celtic have appointed Ange Postecoglou as their new manager.

In January, it was announced Lawwell would be stepping down as chief executive this summer after 17 years in the role.

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McAvennie has praised some of the work Lawwell did at the club but admitted he could have done more to get key transfers over the line.

“I’ve been trying to keep away from all that protesting,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“It doesn’t matter what they say about Peter, he’s gone. I’m not going to criticise or stand up for him. 

“He kept the club on a level footing and just look what happened across the city. That didn’t happen to Celtic. 

“Have there been some signings we could have got over the line if he wasn’t so stingy? Of course there is. 

“I feel for the fans. They haven’t been able to get in and have a good shout for over a year.

“That’s what this is.”

Postecoglou has finally been confirmed as the new Celtic boss after the club failed to appoint Eddie Howe.

He joins from Japanese side Yokohama F.Marinos and the club’s statement promises “he begins working immediately”.

In other news, Celtic have been told that 31-year-old will snub their long-term offer and sign for Rangers instead.