Dominic Mckay is reported to be taking over from Peter Lawwell earlier than expected with tomorrow his first day on the job instead of July 1 as earlier planned.

It is likely that we will also hear the decision of Eddie Howe to take up the offer to become Celtic manager next season and he could well be unveiled by a man just hours in the job himself.

It makes sense with McKay having been at the talks in London with Dermot Desmond and with the rebuild a joint effort it makes perfect sense to get them both working together sooner rather than later.

A major issue with Peter Lawwell throughout his marathon tenure was him dragging his heels on transfers and baulking at asking prices and trying to save pennies instead of meeting valuations.

Players like McGinn and Castagne have flourished at Villa and Leicester after initially be linked with Celtic.

Hopefully Howe will have his shopping list ready and funds will be made available to the gaffer, also by bringing both in early it gives the wantaway players who Lennon ostracised after Ferencvaros the opportunity to consider their futures again.

In the cases of Edouard, Christie and Ajer who are in the last year of their contracts, getting them to sign on again will be as important as bringing players in.

Karamoko also needs to be given assurances in order to get him on board for the coming season, all in all once the stock exchange opens it appears there will be some big announcements to excite the PLC and the support.

It will be interesting to see what role if any Peter Lawwell will play between now and the start of July, if he maintains the day to day running of Celtic or if he goes out on gardening leave.