Michael Nicholson speaks after becoming permanent Celtic CEO

By Euan Davidson

December 23, 2021

Michael Nicholson has been named as the permanent CEO of Celtic Football Club.

The former lawyer stepped in for Dom McKay after the former SRU man’s shock resignation. Nicholson was present at the Celtic AGM. And he has been spotted in other major events involving the club in recent months.

The club issued a statement, with Nicholson saying [Celtic FC]:

“As a Celtic supporter all my life, I will do everything I can to drive the Club forward, working at all times in the best interests of Celtic.

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“I have been fortunate to be part of this great institution for a number of years and it is a privilege to now hold this new responsibility. We have a team of brilliant people who are absolutely committed to Celtic. And we will work together to deliver success for the Club and our supporters.

“I look forward to working with Ange, the Board, our colleagues and supporters in order to advance as a club, proud of our traditions and dedicated to constant improvement.

“The current environment remains uncertain and everyone at the Club recognises and sincerely appreciates the ongoing commitment of our supporters. Our League Cup victory at the weekend gives us all something to celebrate. And we look forward to continuing success for Celtic Football Club.”

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Big day for new Celtic CEO Michael Nicholson and manager Ange Postecoglou

Of course, Nicholson has already established some fruitful working relationships at Celtic. Foremost, with manager Ange Postecoglou.

Speaking about transfer activity, Postecoglou highlighted Nicholson’s importance. In October, he said [Newschain]: “The relationship is working well.

“It helps that Michael has been here and I already knew Michael, he was one of the first people I met through the process of my appointment. And he was involved in a lot of our transfer dealings anyway.”

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So, no major upheaval for Celtic, the manager, or CEO Nicholson himself then.

After a dramatic year for the boardroom, here’s hoping this brings some positive momentum. That, and the manager feels backed at all times.

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