Dominic McKay’s departure from Celtic could be a ‘catalyst’ for ‘significant boardroom change’, Alison McConnell reports.
McKay had been Chief Executive for less than three months when his exit was announced on Friday.
He officially left his post for ‘personal reasons’, but it’s been suggested that he made an ‘inauspicious impression’ in the early weeks of his role.
Club officials apparently came to view him as an ‘imperfect fit’ and decided that a parting of ways would be ‘best for all parties’.
McKay oversaw the addition of 12 new players during the summer transfer window, with Celtic spending a total of £20.05million.
They still managed to turn a healthy profit, having sold Odsonne Edouard and Kristoffer Ajer to Premier League sides Crystal Palace and Brentford respectively.
The expectation is that McKay’s exit will ‘spark [a] boardroom revolution’ at the club, according to a tweet shared by McConnell.
Now that the transfer window is shut, further hierarchical changes are thought to be ‘inevitable’.
The worry for Celtic fans will be that all this change off the field will inevitably affect results on it.
Ange Postecoglou has made a promising start at Parkhead, but there are few clubs who thrive without stability – just look at Newcastle’s performances in the Premier League after their takeover fell through.
Clearly, it’s crucial that Celtic recruit a replacement who not only has the aptitude, but also the temperament for the role, working well with Postecoglou while not upsetting the apple cart in the boardroom.
In other news, Celtic have been linked with this Championship ace.
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