Chaos reigns at Celtic again; with fans left in the dark, club need to act right now

By John McGinley

September 10, 2021

Well, it didn’t take long for the optimism of the Dominic McKay reign at Celtic to be completely shattered.

As we discussed earlier, McKay has shockingly left his position as club CEO.

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.

(Credit – Celtic FC)

Now, we don’t know the circumstances of McKay’s exit. The statement from the club only cites ‘personal reasons’. If there’s an issue in McKay’s personal or family life he needs to attend to, then that obviously takes priority and we wish him all the best.

Ultimately though, you can’t deny it is an incredibly worrying situation for the football club and our future.

McKay was heralded as the man with the grand plan to bring Celtic into a new modern era and structure the football club appropriately. He sat by the side of Ange Postecoglou when the manager was announced, said that Postecoglou was his man and even faced up to questions from supporters at the same time.

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Now he’s gone, and in place is a club figure incredibly closely allied to former Chief Executive Peter Lawwell. If you’re panicking, I can understand why.

What is really going on here and do Celtic expect us to be brushed off with such a vague explanation?

Now, more than ever, Celtic need to have a constructive and open dialogue with supporters to clue them in on what’s actually going on. We can’t have days of silence and uncertainty. We need to hear from Nicholson. We need answers on what the future of the club now looks like.

I’ve worried about Celtic a lot over the last 18 months. But I’ve never been more worried about the club than today. I doubt that fans are going to accept silence this time.

In other news, Celtic fans take in shock Friday news after McKay steps down.