Celtic coach Tommy McIntyre has chance of joining Lennon backroom

By John Reid

March 6, 2019

It has been rumoured in recent weeks that current Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy could be set for a sporting director role at the club.

The Daily Mail reported that the former Hoops defender was ‘in talks’ to begin the role before Brendan Rodgers left Celtic for Leicester City.

At the moment, it is unknown if the plan for Kennedy to take the role is going to happen. He is currently assisting interim boss Neil Lennon.

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New addition to backroom

However, should Kennedy decide to take the role, the Hoops would be needing a new addition to their coaching staff. That man could well be reserve team coach Tommy McIntyre.

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McIntyre has done an excellent job with the Hoops reserves this season. The recent 6-0 win over Dundee saw the team top the reserve league table.

Turnaround in fortunes

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A real turnaround in fortunes from last season, where the Hoops finished sixth in the old Development League.

If bringing through youth players is to be part of the Hoops’ strategy going forward, then McIntyre could be just the man to implement that policy.

He has had to blood plenty of youngsters in the reserve team, and could give Lennon a hand in selecting which players make the breakthrough to the first-team.

This is all just conjecture of course. Kennedy may not end up taking up the role of sporting director at Celtic. If he does though, McIntyre could well be the man to replace him.