Dominic McKay is now sitting in Peter Lawwell’s old office and is already hard at work to try and get Celtic back to where they need to be.
McKay officially took over from Peter Lawwell at 9am this morning but as we’ve seen in recent weeks, the new CEO has been dipping his toes in the water when it comes to his duties.
Dom’s first order of business was to send a letter out to the Celtic support ahead of the new season, to thank the fans for their warm welcome and give them an update on season tickets.
The club have been backed by the fans in great numbers – even after the season we’ve had.
This will be down to a lot of factors but having new men in charge and a new direction will be a major contributing factor to people’s willingness to buy-in again.
Celtic are about to embark on something new and we need to be pulling in the one direction.
Ange is going to need time to bed in his style of football and create a new culture at the club. It won’t happen overnight and we must be patient, if the signs are positive Celtic fans will certainly give him the time.
Here is the full email Dom McKay sent out to us and the rest of the fanbase on Celtic’s mailing list this morning:
Today I formally take up my role as Chief Executive of Celtic Football Club and I want to thank you for the very warm welcome I have received so far.
I want once again to thank Peter Lawwell for all he has done for the Club over such a long period of service and for the great support he has given myself in recent weeks.
I also want to take this opportunity to personally thank you for renewing your Season Ticket for 2021/22. The response has been incredible and provides an excellent foundation upon which Ange and I can build.
We have recorded a fantastic level of interest in our Season Ticket renewals and yet again we have the highest number of Season Ticket holders in the country backing the team for the season ahead – a phenomenal figure which is quickly approaching sell-out.
Last Friday saw the most Season Tickets ever sold by the Club in one day, in our entire history!
We are all very much looking forward to welcoming our Season Ticket holders back to Celtic Park very soon, and I’m encouraged by the recent Government guidance that indicates a possible return of fans to football in the coming few weeks. We will of course keep you updated as we get information from the Government and relevant authorities.
The positive impact of having our supporters back at Celtic Park cannot be underestimated as we look to a new era, with our focus firmly set on a return to winning ways.
We are about to embark on a new campaign both domestically and in Europe, and I’m really excited about the opportunities that lie ahead as we look to deliver the success that your incredible support so greatly deserves.
I truly believe that in the appointment of Ange Postecoglou as manager, we can all look forward to entertaining, and more importantly winning football in the seasons ahead and I look forward to sharing these moments with you at Celtic Park.
Once again thank you, for your warm welcome, for your unwavering support and for your continued commitment to Celtic Football Club.