Celtic interim manager John Kennedy is reportedly set to discuss his future with the club with chief executive Dominic McKay this week.
According to Glasgow Live, the former scout will sit down with the Celtic CEO for the first time to talk about his role with the club going forward, with Kennedy said to be ‘at peace’ with the idea that he won’t be offered the full-time manager role with the Hoops at the end of the season.
Kennedy took over the managerial duties in February after Neil Lennon resigned from his post with Celtic following a poor season with the Glaswegian club, with the Scottish giants failing to make it out of their UEFA Europa League group stage as well as losing out on the title to rivals Rangers, with Steven Gerrard’s side yet to lose a game this campaign.
Celtic are yet to name Lennon’s full-time successor, however, rumours as to who the next person will be has been rife. Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe has been strongly linked with the job, with Sky Sports News reporting that the ex-Premier League boss has held talks with the Scottish side already, yet he is no rush to make a decision.
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Celtic are entering a brave new world this summer, with the club seemingly intending to go big on their next managerial appointing, yet the Hoops will be making a right step in allowing Kennedy to remain in Glasgow in some capacity after all he has done for the team.
The 37-year-old coach has dedicated almost two decades of his life to the club ever since coming through the youth ranks and becoming a first-team player in the mid-2000s before injury cut his career short, and now, Kennedy is doing his best to avoid further disaster with Celtic by taking the hot seat for the remainder of the season.
With experience as a scout and coaching under the likes of Brenden Rodgers, Kennedy, who former Hibernian striker Tam McManus described as a ‘cracking’ person on Twitter, could still be a useful figure to keep around the club no matter who Celtic decide to appoint as manager in the coming weeks.