It’s now been over a fortnight since Dominic McKay first walked into Celtic Park as an employee, and it’s now time for him to introduce himself to the supporters.
McKay is the only official symbol of change that Celtic fans have seen in recent weeks. Despite the fact we’ve needed a new manager stretching all the way back to around November, there’s been nothing to indicate forward-planning at Parkhead.
That changed when McKay was announced as the new Chief Executive. He won’t officially take over from Peter Lawwell until July, but in the meantime he’s undergoing a transitioning period.
It has been said by the likes of the Celtic SLO that McKay’s role doesn’t begin until July 1st. At the moment he’s supposed to be getting an idea of the business structure before taking over.
All of that is fair enough. We can’t pretend we know anything about the nuts and bolts of being this football club’s Chief Executive. There will be a million and one things McKay will likely need to understand after arriving from the Scottish Rugby Union.
But he’s had a couple of weeks to get used to some essentials – it’s time to say hello to your supporters. Or customers as Celtic likely view us.
Dominic McKay remains an unknown figure to Celtic supporters
Sure, everyone knows that McKay has overseen a seismic growth in Scottish Rugby. Interest in the Scottish National Team is through the roof, and their performance at the lastest Six Nations tournament will have wowed everyone.
But we don’t know much about the new man outside of that. It’s disappointing but understandable that he hasn’t held a press conference to effectively introduce himself. That would be a massive boost to the Celtic fans. That way we could get a glimpse into his character and personality whilst getting to know more about the man himself.
Nobody is saying that McKay has to unveil his big 10-year plan without having a strong understanding of how the football club operates. But it’s time for him to come out and be a symbol of change for supporters ahead of next season.
No presser seemingly evident
With nothing left to play for and no managerial announcement seemingly forthcoming, fans are frustrated. McKay providing some form of introductory message to the fans would be ideal. So far, we haven’t even had a press release from the club on him since he joined. McKay has given it the silent treatment, most likely under the direction of the football club.
The longer we go without hearing something from him, the more he’ll struggle to distance himself from the current toxic regime. It’s not as if McKay is alien to media work. He’s done plenty of it during his time with the SRU. A presser should come naturally to him, or at the very least a Q&A with supporters.
We want to get to know a bit more about the man who’s leading us forward for the foreseeable future. He’s now in week 3 of his job. It’s time now for him to come out and rally the supporters ahead of the summer.