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Dominic McKay

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  1. Notorious Gold Member Gold Member

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    Celtic Football Club announced today that Chief Executive Dom McKay has stood down from his position for personal reasons.

    Dom McKay said: “I’d like to thank the Board and everyone at Celtic for their support and wish everyone at Celtic every success for the future.”

    Celtic Chairman Ian Bankier said: “We thank Dom for his efforts on behalf of the Club and everyone wishes Dom and his family very well for the future”.

    Celtic’s Director of Legal and Football Affairs Michael Nicholson, who has been with the Club since 2013, has been appointed to the Board of Celtic plc as acting Chief Executive Officer.

    Following a successful career in sports law, Michael Nicholson (45) joined Celtic in 2013 as Company Secretary and Head of Legal. Michael was promoted to Director of Legal and Football Affairs in 2019.

    He has been at the centre of executive decision making at Celtic during his time at the club, working directly with the Board, the Chief Executive and the Football Department.

    Michael carries the confidence of the Board and his colleagues. He is widely known and highly regarded in football circles in the UK and in Europe.

    Chairman, Ian Bankier added: “It has been my pleasure to work closely with Michael for more than 8 years now. Having been at the heart of the senior executive and reporting to the Board, he has a solid grip on how to achieve our immediate and future objectives.

    "Michael is an absolute team player and he will lead an experienced and talented team of executives and colleagues at Celtic.

    “Everyone at Celtic will of course work collectively and focus strongly on ensuring we continue to drive the club forward in every area, on and off the field.

    “The Board, Ange, our management team and all our staff will continue to work together with the ultimate objective, as always, of delivering success for our supporters.”
     
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  2. Jack Torrance Heeeeeere's Johnny! Gold Member

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  3. CookieMonster Geez yer cookies Gold Member

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    Either down to the board or health/family reasons, hopefully nothing serious if it is the latter.
     
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  4. The Prof Administrator Administrator

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  5. McGrory1888

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    This absolutely stinks. Fair play to him if he’s stepped down on the basis that the board wouldn’t let him do his job properly.

    Best of luck to him for the future.
     
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    Meh, who cares. He wasn’t going to do anything revolutionary anyways. Used car salesman man. Says everything you want to hear to get you out the garage with a new car. The person who follows in his footsteps will be the same as his predecessors. The club don’t want to change.
     
  7. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Hmmm, very strange indeed....
     
  8. CookieMonster Geez yer cookies Gold Member

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    The fact Bankier wishes him and family well makes me think it might be the latter.
     
  9. DublinCeltic92

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    Bit worrying that the "acting" CEO is some * who has been around for 8 years with a legal background and they're speaking as though it's not all that temporary.
     
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    What the * has going on there? No details whatsoever. Something extremely dodgy about this.
     
  11. StevieBhoooy!

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    Please no !!!

    Wouldn’t want it to be for negative / family health reasons…

    …. but the thought that it’s due to the DD ‘hands on’ approach doesn’t sit well either.
     
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  12. AdamRS Gold Member Gold Member

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    Read about this on KDS few days ago and was reported Desmond was looking to sell up at the same time.
     
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    It would be interesting if the CEO has stepped down due to the board not letting him do the job, but at the same time there's people arguing we are all set after the transfer window.

    Hopefully people wake up soon.
     
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    Desmond already came out and said he has no intention of selling any of his shares. He doesn’t lie really.
     
  15. paulie walnuts Gold Member Gold Member

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    Utterly bizarre. ‘Personal reasons’ could mean anything. What a shambles.
     
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    Weird how the same people who mention Desmond selling up also mention McKay leaving, then the next day it’s announced McKay is leaving…
     
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    Infinite monkeys with infinite typewriters and all that…
     
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    So I got a text earlier saying Dom’s got cancer I hope and do believe it’s bullshit. The text came from my wife’s cousin who’s a nurse but I thought she was working at Ninewells in Dundee
     
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    Maybe the job was too big for him and couldn't cut it or interference from board room level and knowing this board I wouldn't be surprised if it's that .
    What now lawwell comes back as a temporary CEO and * off Ang that's all we need .