The more this day goes on, the more the Ange Postecoglou to Tottenham story seems to unfold. With the Postecoglou deal all but wrapped up, attention now turns to who the departing Celtic manager is going to take with him.
67 Hail Hail discussed this morning that John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan are believed to be wanted by Postecoglou. And whilst the Strachan story hasn’t developed much further, John Kennedy now looks to be on his way out of Celtic after this latest development.
“But Kennedy – given a testimonial game by the club in 2011 – is believed to want to team up again with Postecoglou, feeling he’s achieved everything possible with Celtic.
He won’t be offered the chance to become new boss while there would be uncertainty for him again over another incoming manager wanting him or not.”
Kennedy has been a key central figure in the Celtic backroom team. Having worked under several managers, the former Celtic defender has helped the club deliver one of the most successful periods in our history.
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He was also there for the failed bid for ten in a row but by and large, Kennedy has been a very successful coach for the club. It’s not hard to understand why they would want to hang onto him.
But it looks like his mind is made up and he will leave the club with Ange. As I said this morning, this can still be viewed as a positive. The next Celtic manager to be appointed at the club will then have the opportunity to bring in his own people.
And that is a major selling point to any potential candidates. Not that they need one. The Champions League, a settled squad and Celtic’s healthy financial status mean that the Scottish Champions will be an attractive option for any manager.