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John Kennedy, interim Celtic boss, has welcomed the imminent arrival of Dominic McKay as a new era is imminent in Parkhead.

The 42-year-old originally came from Scotland this summer Rugby to take over from Peter Lawwell, who is stepping down.

However, McKay checked in at Celtic Park on Monday after Hoops beat Rangers 2-0 in the Scottish Cup in Ibrox on Sunday. With this, the Parkhead team will end the trophyless season for the first time since 2010. With the search for a new manager to replace Neil Lennon still ongoing and with a lot planned for the next season, Kennedy believes McKay is the right one Timing has.

Before heading to Aberdeen for today’s Premiership duel, the former Celtic defender said: “Especially when you come to a club like Celtic, the demand comes very early.

” Peter is about to come up Step aside the preseason and there’s a lot going on very early on at the club.

“I’ve been here long enough to see the squad composition, team preparation and preparation requirements to understand European competition very quickly. I think the timing is good. “

” He comes in, he gets a feel for the place, he gets an understanding of how it works and what he may have to do , and that will make the transition easier because Peter is there to help instead of coming in. ” cold about qualifiers.

“So it’s better he gets there early, it gives him time to sleep and we’ll see what happens.”

Kennedy becomes Pittodrie, the first after Celtic’s return, after Kennedy of the four remaining Premiership games, speak to McKay.

He said, “We have been preparing intensively for Aberdeen. We signed up to catch up later in the week, maybe on Friday.”

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