Date: 23rd March 2021 at 12:20pm
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Celtic journalist Michael Gannon has recently talked about the future of John Kennedy.

Gannon appeared as a guest on the latest episode of the Record Celtic podcast and the pundits discussed multiple issues involving the Parkhead-based side.

One topic of discussion was the next Celtic manager and they talked about the future of Kennedy. Gannon believes that Kennedy will not be the Celtic boss next season, but he seems sure that the Scotsman will get a job elsewhere.

Celtic parted ways with Neil Lennon last month, with Kennedy standing in as interim manager until the end of the campaign. The Hoops have been linked with the likes of Rafael Benitez, Roberto Martinez and Steve Clarke, while Jesse Marsch has also talked about the idea of managing at Parkhead.

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Gannon believes that at some point, Kennedy has to go his own way and manage a club elsewhere.

He said: “I think he’ll still be part of the conversation. In terms of the manager’s role, I don’t think that’s a realistic proposition, purely in terms of Celtic want to try and win back the support and all that stuff, it’s a hard one to sell, really.

“I think John Kennedy’s got a great reputation as a coach. I think he’s worth being at the club. I think at some point, John Kennedy’s going to have to go out and become a manager in his own right somewhere. Somebody will give him a job – I think Hibs a couple of years ago were looking at him. I think somebody will give him a job. I do think he’s got a big future in management.”

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TIF Thoughts on John Kennedy’s future…

Kennedy has taken over multiple roles at Celtic in the past. He has been assistant manager as well as the manager of the Under-19s side and the assistant manager of the Under-20s (as per Transfermarkt).

Hibernian were linked with a move for him in the past, which might suggest that his CV could be attractive enough for other clubs. Neil Lennon has also previously praised his abilities.

Because of his experience at Celtic, it is easy to see why he could get a job elsewhere, even if the Bhoys don’t keep him as the manager next season – something which Gannon clearly feels is unlikely.