As the incoming chief executive prepares to start his new job on Monday, John Kennedy plans to meet with Dominic McKay this week.

Following a possible Scottish Cup fourth-round victory over Rangers, Kennedy hopes their partnership will get off to the best possible start. Since taking over the reins from Neil Lennon in February, the interim manager’s own future is up in the air. Since then, his team has gone undefeated in five games.

Kennedy intends to meet with McKay in the coming days. The former Scottish Rugby chief operating officer’s launch date was pushed forward from the autumn to help find Lennon’s successor. Initially, he will serve with current CEO Peter Lawwell.

“Possibly next week we might catch up at some point just because he is coming in,” said Kennedy. “Obviously we have the game on Sunday which is the main focus and then we will hopefully touch base at some point but I have not had any contact with him yet.”

“I have spoken to him quite a few times, not this week,” he said. “I spoke quite a lot to Peter as well. Most of the time it is general catch-up calls, how are things going and nothing beyond that.

“It is just general stuff, how are the players, how is the squad and the mood in the camp. I leave the business stuff to them.”