Celtic coach John Kennedy has told the club he wants to leave Lennoxtown and pursue the opportunity of joining Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham Hotspur.

Postecoglou was confirmed as the Spurs boss this morning on a four-year contract and is eager to bring his assistant to London. Tottenham did not confirm any backroom staff appointments in their statement.

The Scottish Daily Mail now reports that Kennedy has informed the Bhoys he is keen to leave and sign his own contract with the English Premier League club.

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It would be hard to stand in his way but it’s also said that Celtic are digging in their heels. Too much coaching staff upheaval this summer would not be a good thing.

Kennedy has been with the club in some capacity for 25 years, first as a youth player coming through the ranks and then in a variety of backroom roles when a knee injury ended his career far too early.

He’s been working with the first team for several years and become a hugely important figure to the squad and various managers. Postecoglou has dished out enormous praise to him over the last two years and recently said he effectively runs day-to-day training while he observes and makes decisions.

Kennedy coming to a determination that he needs a new challenge is fair and if he’s going to follow any manager out of Celtic Park, Postecoglou would be the one.

Ultimately, it seems likely that he will not be at the club next season. The Bhoys are embarking on a bold new era and there will have to be exceptional recruitment across the board to maintain the success we’ve enjoyed so much over the last few years.

In other news, Report: Kjetil Knutsen now one of four under consideration for Celtic job.

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