Date: 23rd January 2021 at 4:30pm
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Supporters of Celtic have been left furious after a claim on John Kennedy and Stephen McManus emerged on social media.

According to Video Celts, the Hoops are preparing to install the duo as caretaker managers next week.

The appointment will supposedly come with Neil Lennon set to step down from his position in the hotseat at Parkhead next week.

Also, the Celtic news website understands that the Bhoys’ hierarchy wishes to go with an in-house solution to the issue of Lennon departing to give them some ‘breathing space’.

It goes on to state that the Hoops had hoped to keep Lennon in position until the end of the season, however, are concerned he is becoming ‘too much of an issue in the media‘.

This report was shared on the ‘Celtic news now’ Twitter page and it had lots of fans talking.

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So, what did these Celtic fans have to say about the claim on Kennedy and McManus?

“John Kennedy is as much at fault as Lennon. He was a central defender yet we’re brutal at defending. In actual fact I think he’s more culpable. I wouldn’t be happy with him. No”

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“We’re a joke and were being laughed at daily now. Kennedy has seen enough managers out the door and he should follow, Celtic are treating the real custodians of the club which are the fans with complete contempt, at your peril.”

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Celtic headed into the weekend sitting second in the Premiership table, trailing their Old Firm rivals by a whopping 20 points, although they did have two games in hand prior to Saturday’s matches (per BBC).

Would John Kennedy and Stephen McManus be a good appointment in an interim capacity?

No, not good enough

No, not good enough

Yes, they're good enough

Yes, they're good enough

“If that is true, then we really are in a lot more trouble than we even envisaged..”

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“Please noooo hes part of the problem”

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Kennedy has been in his current position of assistant manager at Parkhead since he was appointed back in February 2019 (as per Transfermarkt).

During his playing career, the now-37-year-old Scotsman spent over 10 years with the Bhoys, having also played for Norwich City.

“How John Kennedy is allowed anywhere near this is laughable! He should be away before Lennon! Utter shambles!”

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“What a waste of time”

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As can be seen in these responses from Celtic fans, many of them were not happy over the claim regarding John Kennedy and Stephen McManus.