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50-year-old former Celtic defender pitches in for CEO role

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Ramon Vega has contacted Celtic about the vacant role as CEO.

The Swiss internationalist spent six months on loan at Celtic under Martin O’Neill but has concentrated on a career in business since retiring from football.

After 17 plus years of Peter Lawwell his successor, Dom McKay lasted just over 10 weeks in the job before an announcement that he was leaving due to personal reasons.

Michael Nicholson has taken over as acting CEO but there has been no comment from the club about recruiting for McKay’s successor.

Overnight The Sun reported:

FORMER Celtic star Ramon Vega wants to become the club’s next chief executive. SunSport understands the Swiss has thrown his hat into the ring to replace Dominic McKay.

Vega’s representatives have already made contact with Parkhead chiefs about the vacancy after McKay quit last week for ‘personal reasons’ – just 72 days after taking over from Peter Lawwell.

Vega, 50, is now hoping for the opportunity to prove he can be the man to take Celtic forward on and off the pitch.

Having played football in England, Italy and Switzerland Vega will be well connected internationally but his knowledge of the special nature of Scottish football and its networks is bound to be limited.

McKay’s sudden exit suggests a club resistant to the reality of modernisation with the permanent promotion of Nicholson looking more likely than Vega coming in with fresh ideas and thinking.

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