By Kevin Campbell

15th Sep, 2021 | 6:00pm

Pundit suggests Celtic board fallout with McKay as 56-yr-old stance revealed

Kevin Campbell has claimed Dominic McKay’s resignation “doesn’t bode well” for Celtic.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Arsenal and Everton striker suggested a fallout with the club’s board could be behind the 42-year-old’s shock departure.

The Hoops announced on September 10th that McKay had stood down from his position as chief executive just 72 days after he succeeded Peter Lawwell.

The club said ‘personal reasons’ were behind the decision.

As quoted by the Daily Record, manager Ange Postecoglou, 56, admitted he “was surprised as anyone that Dom resigned”.

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

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When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of the latest developments, Campbell said:

“Listen, I don’t know the ins and outs of what is going on because personal reasons could be anything.

“It could be a disagreement at board level for all we know. You just don’t know. But, it certainly doesn’t bode well when you’ve just appointed somebody and he’s resigning.

“Of course, it could be personal reasons away from the game which would be unfortunate.

“It is difficult to speculate but it’s a blow to their plans moving forward, that’s for sure.”

Speaking after his dismissal, Dom McKay said: “I’d like to thank the Board and everyone at Celtic for their support and wish everyone at Celtic every success for the future.”

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

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