By Frank McAvennie

17th Sep, 2021 | 12:58pm

McAvennie: This is what my Celtic sources have told me about McKay exit

Frank McAvennie claims Dom McKay’s Celtic departure leaves a “rotten taste in the mouth”.

The Hoops icon, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to the latest out of Parkhead.

On 10 September, Celtic announced McKay had departed the club and cited “personal reasons” as an explanation.

His departure came just 72 days after he succeeded Peter Lawwell.

Celtic’s director of legal and football affairs, Michael Nicholson, has been appointed as acting chief executive while the club search for a replacement.

On the same day as McLay’s departure, BBC Scotland‘s Tom English revealed that he had spoken with sources close to McKay who admitted “everyone was blindsided.”

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McKay previously worked as operating officer of the Scottish Rugby Union.

McAvennie, who remains closely connected to his former club, insists rumours are “flying around” Parkhead.

“There are a lot of rumours flying around,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“We need to hear exactly what happened. What I do know is that when he was head of the Rugby he took time off because he was stressed.

“That’s not a good match if you want to work for a team like Celtic. I’m just speculating, maybe he didn’t realise the size of the job.

“I honestly don’t know but Postecoglou is on his own now, some people are saying they fell out.

“I don’t know about that. He’s just walked away, it just leaves a rotten taste in the mouth.

“They have to come out and say what happened. If he didn’t get on with Dermot Desmond then fine. There is only one winner there. Just say that.”

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