Celtic podcaster Paul Fisher has tipped John Kennedy to manage Aberdeen in the future.
Fisher appeared on the latest episode of The Grand Auld Podcast as the panel talked about multiple issues involving the Parkhead-based side. One topic of discussion was whether John Kennedy or Gavin Strachan could take over at Aberdeen in the future and if there’s a chance of that happening. Fisher believes that Kennedy will be trying to put himself in that role and it will be a very good opportunity for him.
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes was recently sacked after eight years in charge and the club is now searching for a replacement. Kennedy is currently the interim manager at Parkhead and he has previously taken over multiple roles at the club.
Is John Kennedy good enough for a job in the Premiership?
While Kennedy has managed two games at the club, Fisher feels that although Aberdeen could be a big job for the Scotsman, they’ve still got the chance to finish third or fourth in the league and represents a fine opportunity to get his managerial career off the ground.
The podcast said: “John Kennedy, I think will be trying to put himself in the shop window for that. I would say it’s maybe a big job for his first job. They’ve still got a very good chance of coming third this season, they’re kind of the third-best team or fourth-best team in the country, so it’s a very good opportunity.”
TIF Thoughts on John Kennedy…
While Kennedy hasn’t officially been linked with a move to Aberdeen, he was linked with a move to Hibernian in the past. At that point, former Hoops boss Neil Lennon had talked Kennedy into staying as his assistant at Parkhead. Lennon also ended up tipping Kennedy for a future managerial role at Celtic.
All of this suggests that the Scotsman might well be ready to move into first-team management and his experience at Celtic could well be enriching. So if he doesn’t get the Celtic job permanently, looking at another Premiership job may make sense.