By Noel Whelan

15th Sep, 2021 | 4:00pm

Celtic chiefs slammed by pundit after Postecoglou shares 'shocking' behind-the-scenes McKay reveal

Ange Postecoglou should not have been kept in the dark about former chief executive Dom McKay’s Celtic resignation.

So says ex-Scottish Premiership forward Noel Whelan, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Celtic confirmed McKay’s exit on 11 September.

The 42-year-old cited “personal reasons” for his decision to leave his position as chief executive after barely two months in the role.

As quoted by the Daily Record on the day of McKay’s departure, manager Postecoglou admitted he “was surprised as anyone that Dom resigned”.

The previous chief exec, Peter Lawwell, held the role for almost 18 years before he decided to retire at the end of 2020-21.

Director of legal and football affairs Michael Nicholson has been named as interim chief exec at Parkhead.

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Whelan insists that it is worrying that it seems McKay’s abrupt resignation departure came as a shock to Postecoglou.

“It doesn’t paint them in a good light,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“When you’re looking to rebuild a club from the foundations up, you want everyone to be as close as possible.

“You need that family environment and the feel-good factor around the club.

“Between the fans, the club, the board, the manager, everyone should be kept in the loop.

“So it shouldn’t have been a secret. There shouldn’t be any secrets at a football club.

“The manager needs to know the big decision that are being made, and that includes changes to the structure of the club.

“That one side is pretty shocking and something they need to be better at.”

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