The Celtic manager hunt has been hit by a major hurdle after troubling news on when new CEO Dominic McKay arrives, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the Bhoys were facing a “huge rebuild” from top to bottom but time is not on their side.

Celtic announced in January chief executive Peter Lawwell would be stepping down this summer, while Lennon’s resignation came last week.

However, Scottish Rugby chief Mark Dodson, as quoted by the Daily Record, has insisted  Lawwell’s replacement, SRU chief operating officer McKay, is still expected to see out his notice period until the summer.

It is said the new man is set to start his new role at the start of July – a month and a half after the Premiership season finishes.

Hutton insisted the Bhoys cannot wait that long for a new managerial appointment.

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Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Rudderless sums it up. It must be a difficult situation at the moment.

“It’s such a massive job. It’s a huge rebuild from top to bottom that’s needed. I think they’ll want somebody in there that’s experienced.

“My only worry for them is when do they get this done? They’re going to need somebody in, in my opinion, as soon as possible to try and see what they have at their disposal now and what they need for the future.

“I think they’ll want somebody in there that’s experienced. My only worry for them is when do they get this done?

“They’re going to need somebody in, in my opinion, as soon as possible. Try and see what they have at their disposal now and what they need for the future.

“I mean if you come in late in the summer, it’s going to be a really difficult job to turn everything round for the start of the season. It is a huge job and a very difficult one for whoever takes over.”

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