Celtic will finally be able to get the ball rolling on their transfer plans after news of Dominic McKay’s early arrival, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the supporters would be thrilled to hear the new CEO would be joining the team at Parkhead ahead of the summer.

As confirmed on Tuesday, McKay will initially join Celtic later this month before taking over from Lawwell at the start of July.

The Bhoys state Lawwell’s successor will work with the executive team to ensure a smooth transition ahead of the summer.

Celtic are currently seeking out a new manager following Neil Lennon’s resignation in February.

Football Insider understand Eddie Howe has verbally agreed to take charge, although there is some fear Crystal Palace may hijack the move.

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The Hoops are also currently without a sporting director after Nick Hammond’s departure last week.

Hutton insisted there is plenty of work to be done at Parkhead, especially when it comes to transfers.

As such, he suggested McKay’s early arrival could only be good news for the Bhoys.

Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: I understand Lawwell wanting to stand down at the end of the season. However, they need to get this going now.

“They’re sitting there, they’ve not appointed manager yet. Obviously, McKay hasn’t started yet. As a fan you’d be sitting back thinking: ‘When are we going to start? Are we going to wait until the summer to get into it? What’s going on.’

“There’s all these questions needing asked so for him to come in and take the job three months early, I think that’s a good thing. You want to hit the ground running.

“They don’t want to wait so long. Then it’s difficult to bring in players, move players and sort things out.

“You want to be actively looking and doing it now. I think as a fan, looking into that, they’ll be happy.”

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