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Scottish soccer club Celtic CEO McKay steps down, insider named acting boss

Scottish soccer club Celtic Chief Executive Dom McKay has stepped down for personal reasons, after just over two months in the role, the London-listed club said http://newsfile.refinitiv.com/getnewsfile/v1/story?guid=urn:newsml:reuters.com:20210910:nRSJ4622La&default-theme=true on Friday and named insider Michael Nicholson as its acting chief.

The shake-up comes after former Australia coach Ange Postecoglou was appointed the club's manager https://www.reuters.com/article/soccer-scotland-cel-postecoglou-idINKCN2DM0RB in June following the exit of Neil Lennon in February after a dismal campaign.

McKay took over as CEO in July, joining from the Scottish Rugby Union. On his appointment, McKay had said https://www.celticfc.com/news/2021/january/Appointment-of-Dominic-McKay-as-Chief-Executive-Officer Celtic was "more than just about financial results off the pitch and football results on the pitch."

Nicholson, the acting CEO, is currently the club's director for legal and football affairs, and has been a senior executive at the company for eight years.

Chairman Ian Bankier welcomed Nicholson onto the board, saying he looked forward to continuing to work with him to deliver future success for the club.

Celtic is set to play against Ross County at the Scottish Premiership on Saturday and against Real Betis on Sept. 16 in the UEFA Europa League.

(Reporting by Pushkala Aripaka in Bengaluru; Editing by Shailesh Kuber)

Source: Reuters

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