Football Insider pundit Noel Whelan has been giving his thoughts to a behind-the-scenes revelation at Celtic Park.
The Lowdown: McKay’s exit
Dominic McKay left his position as CEO at Parkhead on Friday, just 72 days into his tenure.
Ange Postecoglou admitted 24 hours on that he was as ‘surprised as anyone’ over McKay’s exit, with Michael Nicholson placed in interim charge.
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The Latest: Whelan reacts
Whelan was asked for his thoughts regarding Postecoglou’s comments on not knowing about McKay’s departure.
This is what he had to say to Football Insider, labelling it as ‘pretty shocking’.
“It doesn’t paint them in a good light.
“When you’re looking to rebuild a club from the foundations up, you want everyone to be as close as possible.
“You need that family environment and the feel-good factor around the club.
“Between the fans, the club, the board, the manager, everyone should be kept in the loop.
“So it shouldn’t have been a secret. There shouldn’t be any secrets at a football club.
“The manager needs to know the big decision that are being made, and that includes changes to the structure of the club.
“That one side is pretty shocking and something they need to be better at.”
The Verdict: Has a point
Whelan does make a good point when it comes to Postecoglou’s reveal on McKay’s exit.
From the outside looking in, it appears as if the gaffer hasn’t been kept in the loop in regards to any off-field developments, not exactly ideal for the man who the Hoops hierarchy will be demanding results from while embarking on a challenging rebuild.
However, hopefully, going forward, the communication between the Celtic board and Postecoglou will improve, and who knows, it could be wise to include the manager in discussions when it comes to appointing a new CEO.
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