DOMINIC MCKAY has landed a new job just weeks after his shock departure from Celtic.

The former Scottish Rugby Union director left the Hoops after just six months in the role.

The news on September 10 stunned the club's fans, with McKay carefully chosen to replace long-term chief executive Peter Lawwell.

McKay's parting with Celtic was put down to "personal reasons".

Now, the Ayrshireman has landed himself a new gig - and he's back involved with rugby.

He has joined the EPCR as a non-executive director and interim chairman.

They are the group which organises the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup tournaments.

McKay said: "I am delighted and humbled to be asked to chair the EPCR Board and I very much look forward to working with all our stakeholders across Europe as well as with the Board and executive team in Lausanne to further develop the Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup in the months ahead."

Mark McCafferty, EPCR, said: "Following the new EPCR agreement concluded in April, we are now entering an exciting era for Heineken Champions Cup and EPCR Challenge Cup rugby beginning with December’s opening rounds of matches.

"There are many initiatives underway to build on the success of the tournaments and on the passion of the clubs, players, fans and partners participating in them.

"So we are delighted at this time to have someone of Dominic’s calibre and experience joining us, and I am sure we shall benefit from his strategic and leadership skills."