In an exclusive interview with Football FanCast, Frank McAvennie has spoken about Leigh Griffiths’ future at Celtic potentially resting on who becomes the next permanent manager at Parkhead.
Does Griffiths deserve another chance?
The 30-year-old striker has struggled for game time under Kennedy in the Scottish Premiership, but the Scottish international came to the Bhoys’ rescue on Wednesday night to secure them a point against Aberdeen with his late goal.
McAvennie insisted the striker’s future with Celtic could well depend on who is brought in to be the permanent manager at Celtic Park and he may miss out on a place in the Scotland squad as a result of his lack of game time.
He said: “That’s the link [to Aberdeen]. I think he’s the best finisher at the club. I don’t understand why nobody has got hold of Griff as he could have been leading us through this because he’s such a good finisher, but there might be stuff going on behind the scenes that we don’t know about.
“But it’s a shame that Griff isn’t the number one for Scotland because I think he’s that good.”
“It depends who the manager is, it really depends who the manager is,” he said when asked about the £1.35m-rated ace’s future with Celtic.
TIF Thoughts on McAvennie’s comments…
Griffiths has really struggled under Kennedy to nail down a spot in the Celtic XI. However, the future of their main man Odsonne Edouard is up in the air with reports suggesting the Frenchman could well be leaving the Parkhead side this summer.
If Edouard was to leave it could provide the 30-year-old with a great opportunity to establish his place back in the Celtic side with a new face expected to be brought in this summer.
Griffiths has had a turbulent time at Celtic over the past few years, but a new manager this summer could make for a new start at the Bhoys.