By Kieran Maguire

17th Sep, 2021 | 7:00pm

Kieran Maguire: This may be real reason for McKay's exit from Celtic 'lunatic asylum'

Dom McKay may have been overwhelmed by the scale of the task at hand at Celtic.

So says finance expert Kieran Maguire, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about dramatic recent developments in the Parkhead boardroom.

McKay’s cited “personal reasons” as his resignation was announced on 11 September, just two months after he first was appointed.

Michael Nicholson, director of legal and football affairs at Celtic, has since been named as interim chief executive.

Maguire suggests McKay, a boyhood Hoops fan, may have bitten off more than he could chew.

“It’s far from ideal,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

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“The culture of a business and the quality of the decisions is very much made at the top level.

“They have lost Scott Brown, Neil Lennon, Peter Lawwell and now the new chief exec in a short period of time.

“If you are having a transition in business, it’s normally better to have it happen one person at a time so you have an element of continuity.

“We saw with Man United that David Gill and Sir Alex left at the same time, and that vacuum was never really addressed.

“Having people who understand each other and automatically know their role, the extent of their power and influence, is really beneficial.

“I suspect McKay has realised he has walked into a complete lunatic asylum.

“The size of the task could take more than 12 months to sort out. The one thing you never have in Scotland is time.”

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