Date: 27th November 2020 at 5:20pm
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Celtic Paul John Dykes has recently issued stinging criticism for the club’s assistant manager John Kennedy.

Dykes was hosting the latest episode of the ‘A Celtic State of Mind’ podcast and the panel discussed multiple issues involving the Bhoys. One thing that Dykes focused on was the club’s assistant manager Kennedy. He said that he is ‘sick’ of seeing Kennedy in the club’s dugout.

Kennedy has been Celtic’s assistant manager since Neil Lennon returned to the club following Brendan Rodgers’ departure. Kennedy is also a former Celtic player and he has previously managed the club’s UEFA Under-19s side. He has previously been linked with the managerial job at Hibernian.

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Dykes made his criticism of Kennedy very clear and believes that the assistant manager does nothing to help out Lennon, having watched him in the dugout during Thursday’s defeat.

He said: “I looked over on 81 minutes when we were 3-1 down, and Neil Lennon cut a forlorn figure. He looked alone, he looked isolated, but John Kennedy made sure he was looking nice and warm with his snood on, sitting on his wee chair. I am sick of the sight of that guy in the Celtic dugout. I mean, Neil Lennon takes all the flak – I’ve given him loads. You know what, it’s a team effort and he is doing nothing to back up the gaffer, as far as I can see.”

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Kennedy has previously made it clear that managing Celtic is his ‘dream job’ and Lennon has also said that the club ‘means a lot’ to the assistant manager.

Lennon has already said that if a managerial offer comes along for Kennedy at some point, he would do a ‘fine job’ at that. This clearly shows that the Celtic manager does rate his assistant’s abilities. Having said that, Kennedy might need to help Lennon sort things out at Parkhead.

Since the Hoops have won just two games out of the last nine outings in all competitions, it is understandable why Dykes isn’t happy with Kennedy.