Saturday, February 4, 2023

Lawwell tells Dave King there’s no chance of 'folding like a pack of cards'.

Lawwell tells Dave King there’s no chance of 'folding like a pack of cards'.
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Rangers chairman Dave King, has recently claimed all Rangers need to do is win one league title, then Celtic will be in financial trouble.
However, Lawwell insists the Hoops don’t need Champions League cash to survive – as they have planned for every outcome in the seasons ahead.
He said:
 “I don’t think we’ve ever been stronger. We’re in a really good place.
“At the moment, I am looking at two to three years out and understanding where we can be and where we want to be. We’ve got resources that will enable a long runway, in terms of any things that don’t go to plan. We do plan for the unexpected so I think we’re very robust.
“You can never be complacent. Things change very quickly in football.

“I know how volatile football can be but I have a real desire and passion to take this club as far as I can.
“We have good resource and we have pretty ambitious plans in regards to the football team and the infrastructure around Celtic Park.
“Stability is paramount in football. You can see that in clubs who are reactive and think short-term. But we have had a stability in our ownership, in our board and through our management.
“That is something that has stood us in great stead over the years.
“We always take a long-term view.
“We look at succession planning, we look at the infrastructure, we look at the team and we look at outside influences, such as Europe.
“In the short term we are spending nearly £5m in projects around the stadium, we are putting in the new floodlights and a new lighting system which is part of the entertainment system.
“We continue to invest in the stadium to hopefully give our fans the best matchday experience.
“The masterplan includes a hotel, a museum, a new superstore and ticket office.
“Over and above that, again looking to the future we are looking at our training facilities at Lennoxtown and Barrowfield — what would fit best for a modern football club developing players.
“Clearly it’s a question of resources, do you put money into the first team or infrastructure projects?
“I think that to date we’ve got that balance right and we’ll continue to do that.”
Lawwell has also revealed he is confident that Rodgers’ will remain at the helm for seasons to come.
The chief-executive said: “Brendan is an outstanding manager and has done an outstanding job here.
“There’s no sign of him wanting to move on.
“But inevitably, there will come a time he will probably want to.
“I don’t know when that will be, but we hope it will be in many years.”

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