Christopher Jullien hopes John Kennedy won't leave Celtic
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Christopher Jullien hopes John Kennedy won't leave Celtic

Christopher Jullien has suggested, in comments reported by STV, that he cannot understand why someone would want to leave Celtic amid reports linking John Kennedy with the Hibernian job.

The Scottish Sun reported earlier this week that Hibs are planning an approach for the Hoops assistant. The Scottish Premiership strugglers are without a manager after sacking Paul Heckingbottom. And Kennedy appears to be one of the main candidates for the role.

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It remains to be seen what Neil Lennon’s number two makes of the reports. But Jullien – who joined Celtic for £7 million in the summer (via BBC Sport) – has insisted that he would love to see Kennedy reject any interest and stay at Parkhead.

“Who would leave Celtic? All is going well just now and he has been so good for us,” he said, as reported by STV.

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“I am really happy that he is with us for now.

“As a defender he always gives me advice on things I could do on the field and how to improve my game.

“He is in a good place and we are in a good place. Having him on my side every day is really enjoyable.”

It may not be a simple choice for Kennedy. Domestically, he has achieved virtually everything he can at Celtic. And he may appreciate the opportunity to make his own way as a manager.

But it will not be easy to leave Celtic either. The Bhoys look to now be involved in an exciting title race. And they have the knockout stages of the Europa League to look forward to next year.

He may also decide that the Hibs job is not right for him. The Easter Road outfit are struggling this season. And he may decide that it is not the right time to launch his own managerial career.

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