It was an afternoon in which everyone involved in the decision making of Celtic football club was on ground to give report to shareholders and fans of their club. There were issues that were key to the fans that were begging answers and this was a good opportunity to answer those questions.
Among those issues were the future of manager, Brendan Rodgers, renovation of Celtic Park and champions league related matters were few of the top agenda for the AGM.
It was a moment to give account of how the club has been runned in the last 12 months. Starting from their recently released account statement, it shows the club was moving in the right direction. From £52m to £90.6m in terms of revenue to a pre-tax profit of £6.9m. In 2016 it was just £500,000. This was a massive improvement.
Then come the question about the future of the manager, Brendan Rodgers who has done a great job since taking over at the club a year ago. The fans love him and want him to stay for a very long time at the club.
Chief executive, Peter Lawwell has assured the fans that they will be keeping Rodgers and the club wouldn’t swap him for another manager in the world right now. This was a bold statement from Lawwell but who wouldn’t make such after the magnificent job the manager has done.
With 63 games gone in the domestic games and still yet to record his first defeat in charge of the club, Celtic are having their best moment under Rodgers in recent time. With back to back Champions League group stage qualifications, this has earned the club over £50m.
The talk about the renovation of the Celtic Park renovation was asked by the fans claiming the stadium could accommodate as much as 80,000 fans in a European game and for national team use.
When replying to the question, Lawwell cooled any talk of renovations in the near future. However there was an agreement about improving the stadium facilities for the physically challenged fans. It was generally a good meeting and many issues were sorted out on the day.