Celtic coach shares how much he has enjoyed working alongside Ange Postecoglou

By Lewis Laird

August 24, 2022

Celtic assistant boss John Kennedy has opened up on how much he has enjoyed working with Hoops boss Ange Postecoglou.

The 39-year-old has spent large chunks of his career at Parkhead as a player, scout and youth coach, working his way through the ranks.

Kennedy now holds the role of assistant manager, working closely alongside Postecoglou, Harry Kewell and Gavin Strachan.

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Of course, Kennedy has become very familiar with this position in the Celtic Park dugout, having also worked under the likes of Ronny Deila, Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon.

During his first 12 months alongside the former Socceroos boss, the ex-Celtic defender looks to have taken a prominent role within the coaching team.

Speaking in a recent interview, Kennedy opened up on how much he has enjoyed working under the 56-year-old, stating it has been ‘terrific’ to work with Ange and his staff.

He said [Celtic TV]: “It’s been good. Especially when you play a style which is very attacking-minded, always on the front foot, it’s very exciting and then you are winning games off the back of it.

“So, it’s been a really good start for him (Ange), he has come in and had a big impact on the club, taking us from where we were and got us back on the right track, bringing some success along with that.

“So, everything moving in the right direction, everybody has been terrific to work with, as is all the staff, and hopefully, he continues to do so.”

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John Kennedy continues to play a key role in Celtic’s success.

Although Ange is deservedly taking a huge chunk of the credit for the incredible turnaround in this Celtic side, he would be the first to remind everyone that it is a team effort, and he has been helped by his coaching staff along the way.

Kennedy has played a huge role in the dugout during some of the Bhoys’ most successful years, picking up trophy after trophy.

And he continues to play a huge role under Ange, with the Hoops playing brilliant attacking football and winning games whilst achieving trophy success.

I am sure there is no doubt in John Kennedy’s mind that he will want to go on and become a manager of his own one day.

However, he certainly appears to be enjoying working alongside Ange and his staff, who have got this Celtic team back to their free-flowing attacking best.

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