John Kennedy has revealed why he didn’t leave Celtic when Brendan Rodgers joined Leicester.

Celtic coaches Kolo Toure and Chris Davies elected to join Rodgers at Leicester City when he quit Celtic. But fellow coach Kennedy decided to stay with the Scottish champions.

He disclosed that he felt he would be letting the Hoops players down if he abandoned them whilst preparing them to take on Hearts.


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“I was preparing the team”

“I had a great relationship with Brendan, spoke to him about a number of things and what the future might hold, but ultimately I was there preparing the team” he told BBC Sport.

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He then reaffirmed his commitment to the Hoops.

“I’m happy here, I don’t want to be moving anywhere at the moment.”

Decision has paid off

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Kennedy’s decision to stay with the Hoops has paid off. He is now the assistant manager, helping interim boss Neil Lennon. The duo have worked well so far, with two wins from two games in charge.

Kennedy seems to have a bright future at Celtic. He has worked with the past three managers at the club. Ronny Deila, Brendan Rodgers and now Lennon.


That shows that the powers that be at Celtic Park obviously rate Kennedy’s abilities highly. Perhaps he is a future Celtic manager in the making. The time isn’t right for him to become manager yet. However, perhaps in a few years it will be the right time for Kennedy to become the main man at Celtic Park.

Both parties seem to have faith in each other, and it would be no shock if Kennedy’s tenure at the club eventually involves a spell as Celtic manager.




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