Celtic have informed fans they are working tirelessly behind the scenes to complete the signing of a new manager.

The Hoops have been quiet on the search for their new boss following Neil Lennon's resignation but sent a letter to season ticket holders confirming they understand fully the frustrations from fans but are doing their best for the club moving forward.

In the letter the club explained they are in a "transitional period" having welcomed new CEO Dominic McKay in the door early with Peter Lawwell soon to retire.

"The Club is working hard to complete the appointment of the new Celtic Manager and relevant football staff and will be doing all we can to confirm this as soon as possible to our supporters," the club confirmed. "Rightly there will always be a huge appetite for information from our supporters — unfortunately we are not able to make regular public comment on this matter, but we fully understand and appreciate the need to complete this process as soon as we can.

"We also acknowledge and understand the frustration of our supporters during this process, but our objective of course into ensure that we secure the best candidate possible to take the Club forward and this is our focus. We will update all our supporters through our Club communications channels as soon as we are able to.

"We are now in a transitional period in respect of our Chief Executive handover Peter Lawwell, our CEO is working closely with incoming CEO Dominic McKay on a successful handover to ensure that we are ready for next season across all aspects of the Club, with considerable planning and preparatory work already undertaken."

The letter also goes on to reveal the club plan to meet supporter groups to partake in a 'dialogue' to inform fans on the comings and goings. And they also expect to make an announcement regarding season ticket sales soon.

"Importantly, Peter and Dom along with colleagues plan to have met wall all our main supporters' groups by next week," it goes on. "Engagement and dialogue with all our supporters is crucial to everyone at the Club. 

"We recognise there are many challenges ahead, but we are all ready to tackle these together, with our aim as always, to give our supporters a Club they can be proud of based on the great Celtic values. We also aim very shortly to make an announcement on Season Tickets. Clearly there are a number of issues concerning the return of supporters to matches and we hope to give our fans as much clan as possible in terms of the proposals for next year. 

"Again we understand that supporters are wishing to make plans for next season so these details will be announced by the Club as soon as possible. Ensuring that our fans can return to Celtic Park is a major priority and we are working closely with all the relevant authorities including the Scottish Government to be ready, when given the go ahead, to safely welcome our supporters back to the stadium.

"Again Celtic will always aim to be at the forefront of these discussions on behalf of our supporters. We want our fans back with us more than anything to create our special Celtic Park atmosphere and we want to do all we can to make this happen for you as soon as possible.

"We have not been able to deliver the kind of season we have become accustomed to and after such a sustained period of success, we sincerely understand the disappointment and frustration of our supporters - now we make it ow objective to return the Club to the top in the shortest possible timeframe.
"This is the intention of us all at Celtic, as ever we are highly motivated and aiming to do all we can to bring success back to the Club and we are sure, working together with our supporters that this can be achieved.

"We thank all our fans for your fantastic continued support."