Celtic chief executive Dom McKay has stepped down from his role at the club after just three months in the role.
In a statement today, Celtic confirmed the former Scottish Rugby executive has departed the club for 'personal reasons'.
Celtic’s Director of Legal and Football Affairs Michael Nicholson, who has been with the Club since 2013, has been appointed to the Board of Celtic plc as acting Chief Executive Officer.
Celtic chairman Ian Bankier said, “We thank Dom for his efforts on behalf of the Club and everyone wishes Dom and his family very well for the future”
Celtic Football Club announced today that Chief Executive Dom McKay has stood down from his position for personal reasons.#CelticFC’s Director of Legal and Football Affairs Michael Nicholson has been appointed to the Board of Celtic plc as acting CEO.
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— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) September 10, 2021
McKay replaced Peter Lawwell at the helm of the club earlier this year in what was supposed to be the beginning of a major restructure at the club.
“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 said on his departure.
Celtic's new CEO Nicholson has been at the club since 2013 and Bankier said he is the right man to lead the club going forward.
“We thank Dom for his efforts on behalf of the Club and everyone wishes Dom and his family very well for the future”, Bankier said.
“It has been my pleasure to work closely with Michael for more than 8 years now. Having been at the heart of the senior executive and reporting to the Board, he has a solid grip on how to achieve our immediate and future objectives.
"Michael is an absolute team player and he will lead an experienced and talented team of executives and colleagues at Celtic.
“Everyone at Celtic will of course work collectively and focus strongly on ensuring we continue to drive the club forward in every area, on and off the field.