Date: 1st April 2021 at 7:45am
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Speaking on a recent episode of the PLZ Football podcast, Alison McConnell has suggested that the arrival of Dominic McKay at Celtic could ‘happen imminently’. 

The football journalist was speaking about the current situation regarding Celtic’ search for a new permanent manager after parting ways with Neil Lennon back in February.

Although she admitted she was unsure of any developments in finding a new manager, she did suggest Celtic fans can expect to see McKay officially take charge as chief executive sooner rather than later.

The 42-year-old was set to take over from Peter Lawwell on July 1, however, given the overhaul expected in the summer, McConnell believes he may begin his new role sooner than expected.

Speaking earlier this week about the potential early arrival of McKay, McConnell had the following to say on the matter.

She said: “I just don’t know that there’s any of us who have a real inkling about what Celtic want and whether or not there is still a move towards a director of football and if so, do we bring in a director of football before they bring in a manager, or do you bring in a manager who’s willing to work with your director of football?

“The one thing that I would say I expect to happen imminently is maybe bringing in Dom McKay now and getting him in earlier than anticipated so that we can really start to focus because the clock’s ticking for Celtic; the Champions League qualifiers are early – there’s not a huge amount of time.”

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Celtic fell short in their efforts to make it 10 consecutive Scottish Premiership titles in a row as they saw their city rivals, Rangers, clinch their 55th Scottish crown.

TIF Thoughts on McConnell’s comments…

When speaking about a potential manager arriving, it seems McConnell does not have much of an idea as to who and when Celtic may appoint. Considering there is said to be an overhaul in the Celtic squad this summer it may concern some Celtic fans to hear they seem to be no further forward in their hunt for a new manager.

However, the idea of bringing McKay into work earlier than was originally planned could provide the club with a positive step forward in what could be a very busy summer ahead for the Bhoys.

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