No Manager, Season Ticket Uncertainty and Poor Communications but New CEO Promises Celtic will Improve

Celtic’s incoming CEO Dominic McKay got his first taste of interaction with the Celtic support last night and certainly was given a first hand account of the unhappiness that is out there among the wider support through the way that the club has pretty much ignored the support and failed to communicate at all this season. It was bad before but got much worse as one thing after another piled up and Celtic’s potentially historic Ten-in-a-Row collapsed around the club. Much of it of course was self-inflicted and the Govanites could hardly believe their luck as Celtic self imploded.

McKay has some job on his hands, but he probably knows this already. The support has to be convinced to renew – despite not knowing yet who the manager will be and whether we’ll be allowed back into games. The long promised ‘Added Value’ has not been delivered and calls to simply move on will leave a bad taste in many supporters mouths.

The terrible communication with the custodians of our club was addressed last night but the proof is in the pudding. There was a fans media conference yesterday with Scott Brown and there’s another meeting next week when the fans media representatives will meet with the club to discuss how we can work together next season.

Dominic McKay Photo: Lynne Cameron

Incidentally at any of these fan media events to-date, there has been no sign of the old guard sites who traditionally like to cosy up to the outgoing CEO. The new wave of Celtic Fan media are unlikely to be controlled quite so easily.

Ginty1888 from the Cynic attended the Celtic Fan Forum last night. Here’s his summary via his thread on twitter.

From various conversations with people from Celtic yesterday there seems to be no definitive date on when the new manager will be announced but the hope is that it will still happen this month. Season tickets are going to go on sale from the end of the month too.

It would be remarkable if Celtic went into June trying to sell 60,000 season tickets, with no guarantee as to when the stadium will be able to accommodate everyone buying a ticket and with no manager in place.

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  1. Terry Thomas on

    I’m sorry to say this but I will not be renewing my season tickets I have 3 adult tickets in the same home at £1800 with a crap TV service no information from the club since Neil left has left me frustrated. The club doesn’t care about the supporters they just want our money.they should remember the club is nothing without the supporters

    • Not great I agree
      Plus It’s a lot of money
      But now is the time for us to really get behind the club
      If you give up your tickets and we turn things round on the park which isn’t as big a job as people think
      We’re on top of the world (maw )
      As Jimmy Cagney said
      Anyway when and not if that happens
      You may not get your ticket back
      A season ticket at Celtic park is a blessing
      Enjoy it
      Please don’t give it up