Hope at last as Celtic fans excitedly have their say on Dominic McKay appointment
There has been a warm social media reception from Celtic fans to the news that Dominic McKay will join the club as CEO this summer.
The club announced Peter Lawwell’s retirement from the position this morning. McKay was then announced as his replacement and will take charge from July 1st.
There’s long been feeling amongst the Celtic support that drastic change is needed in the leadership positions at Celtic Park.
Regression has taken hold over the last two years and the roles of Lawwell and Dermot Desmond have come into sharp focus.
McKay’s appointment may not represent a revolution, but it’s a step in the right direction.
He arrives with strong experience of sports administration at the Scottish Rugby Union. The new CEO is also a passionate Celtic supporter, having held a season ticket at the club for many years.
The hope will be he brings new and modern ways of thinking to the club.
Celtic fan reaction to Dominic McKay appointment
There are tough challenges ahead for Celtic. Success is no longer a guarantee in Scotland as Rangers pull themselves together. On the European stage, Celtic also need to improve.
McKay will be tasked with putting together the footballing expertise to meet fan expectation while having the foresight to not have too much of a hands-on approach to that side of the club.
Time will tell whether he’s successful, but his appointment at least gives Celtic fans hope that things might move forward promisingly next season.
Nothing can be worse than this one.
These supporters have taken to social media to share their thoughts on it all…
Been crying out for change for ages now. A lot to be done to push the club forward. A lot of change required. Hope McKay has the full backing of the board to make the required changes. It’s a step in the right direction but so much more is required HH
— Jimthetim (@fakinthefax) January 29, 2021
I really think if this guy knows his subject, and willing to learn.where it is connected and disconnected with football, then this could be a superb appointment. Hopefully our style becomes a bit more tactical but retains the Celtic way.
— Caledonian Man (@Emperor_juk1234) January 29, 2021
It’s a start to the rebuild & much needed.
I thank Lawwell for his contributions over the years, it didn’t go unnoticed but sadly the friends act has been more important than the supporters recently.
It’s time for change & let’s hope this is just the beginning.
— Everything Celtic (@aboutceltic) January 29, 2021
— olivia mcghie (@oliviarose18xx) January 29, 2021
Welcome to paradise Dom hopefully a new approach andnew ideas without input into what happens with the maneger. 👍☘️ https://t.co/VLpFEGFgam
— Celtic bhoy (@Pedroshome67) January 29, 2021
Good to see Lawwell finally doing what’s best for the club. Now Lennon ought to do the same. https://t.co/BAwzqeOIJW
— Samuel (@SAJsport) January 29, 2021
Hopefully this is the start of a rebuild and a new dawn 🤞 https://t.co/4IbwXpz7PC
— Scottish Hoose Mafia (@conormcn67) January 29, 2021
His background and experience is phenomenal. On paper he looks very very good. Let’s hope he can do well for us going forward. https://t.co/Pkac3plt9x
— P E T E R (@peteyhughes95) January 29, 2021