Former Arsenal Striker Expects Celtic To Appoint Permanent McKay Successor Before Christmas

Former Arsenal and Everton striker Kevin Campbell has tipped Celtic to appoint a full time replacement for Dom McKay before Christmas.

The Englishman told Football Insider that he suspects the Parkhead board are already working through a list of candidates for the Chief Executive’s position, currently being filled by Michael Nicholson on a temporary basis.

Two days ago, The Herald named the following five contenders for the role: Michael Nicholson, Ross Desmond, Ramon Vega, Brett Desmond and Susan Whelan.

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As someone outside of the club, Campbell wouldn’t be drawn on names, but he did give an insight into the recruitment process.

“I’m sure they have somebody in mind to take over the spot permanently,” he said.

“There should be contingency planning at a club like Celtic. You have to plan for every eventuality.

“Big clubs should have a shortlist of names ready to fill big roles like that. Now it is about going down that list, working through it and coming to a decision on the next appointment as quickly as possible because you need somebody in that role.

“I would think they will have somebody in before Christmas because it’s a vitally important position.”

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Hailing from an Irish background, I grew up in Bournemouth with the good fortune to begin watching Celtic during the Martin O'Neill era. Still living on the south coast, I have a season ticket at Paradise and also travel to European away matches when possible. I have written four Celtic books since the age of 19: Our Stories & Our Songs: The Celtic Support, Take Me To Your Paradise: A History Of Celtic-Related Incidents & Events, Walfrid & The Bould Bhoys: Celtic's Founding Fathers, First Season & Early Stars, and The Holy Grounds of Glasgow Celtic: A Guide To Celtic Landmarks & Sites Of Interest. These were/are sold in Waterstones and official Celtic FC stores, and are available on Amazon.

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