Celtic player Jonny Hayes predicted that John Kennedy would become a manager one day, The Daily Record reports.
After Celtic’s 2-0 win over Motherwell, Hayes was speaking to the media about assistant manager Kennedy. Hayes hailed Kennedy’s influence on the team and tipped him for a bright future in coaching.
Hayes said that it is “obvious” that Kennedy will become a manager one day. Ironically, just a few days later, Kennedy has been contacted about the vacant Hibernian job, as per The Scottish Sun.
However, Hayes also added that he doesn’t believe Kennedy will leave just yet. The 32-year-old said Kennedy is “Celtic through and through”. But he does believe he has the credentials to carve out a successful managerial career.
Hayes on Kennedy
Speaking at the weekend, Hayes said (via The Daily Record): “It’s obvious he’s going to be a manager one day. The work here he does, he’s been enormous behind the scenes.
“He was a great player but he’s an outstanding coach. He’s Celtic through and through as well, so I can’t see him leaving. At least I hope not!”
Hayes feels that Kennedy has the temperament and tactical nous to become a success at Hibs. Kennedy has worked with these players under Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon so the current group know about his tactical strengths.
It would be a big move for Kennedy, who will probably have his eyes on the Celtic job in the future.