Journalist Gordon Parks has recently delivered an honest verdict about the futures of Gavin Strachan and John Kennedy at Celtic Park.
Parks featured as a guest on the Record Celtic podcast recently and he was asked about numerous issues involving the Parkhead-based side. One topic of discussion was Kennedy’s future and the future of Strachan.
The journalist believes that while he is unsure about Strachan, there’s a future coach in John Kennedy and because of that, there might be a position for him under the next Celtic boss.
Who should stay at Parkhead?
Kennedy is expected to remain in interim charge of Celtic until the end of the campaign and he’s already worked under numerous Celtic managers in the past. Strachan though, arrived at Parkhead only last summer and is the son of ex-manager Gordon Strachan.
He claimed: “My own belief is that John Kennedy, his coaching ability is of such high regard within Celtic that there will be a place for him. Gavin Strachan, maybe not so much. I think he hasn’t been sold to the Celtic fans. They’ll be wanting to take as many bodies as possible to make up for the catastrophe of this season and Gavin Strachan could be one.
“But Kennedy appears to me as if he’s amidst the bricks at Celtic, I know that Celtic fans don’t want to hear that. But I believe that there’s a coach there, there’s a coach there that’s regarded as somebody that can progress.”
TIF Thoughts on Strachan and Kennedy…
It has been reported that Eddie Howe has made it clear that he’d be happy to have Strachan and Kennedy be part of his staff, if he does take over at the club.
The Hoops have lost Nick Hammond and Peter Lawwell retires in the summer. They’re also losing veteran skipper Scott Brown to Aberdeen. This shows that the club is undergoing a major overhaul and because of that, the new manager may need someone alongside him who knows the club.
Considering that Kennedy has worked at Parkhead in various roles, keeping him will make sense. That might not be true for Strachan, since he hasn’t been at the club for long.