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Report: Celtic’s John Kennedy rejects Hibs; Jack Ross now wanted

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Report: Celtic’s John Kennedy rejects Hibs; Jack Ross now wanted

According to a report from The Scottish Sun, Hibernian are set to focus their attention on Jack Ross after John Kennedy rejected the chance to become their new manager by deciding that he wanted to stay at Celtic.

The Scottish Sun reports that Kennedy had been Hibs’ top target after the club sacked Paul Heckingbottom. However, it appears that they now have to consider other options.

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The report suggests that Kennedy has decided to stay at Celtic where he works as Neil Lennon’s assistant. And in response, Hibernian plan to make a move for Ross.


The Scot has been out of work since October when he left Sunderland. Despite failing to guide the Black Cats to promotion out of the third tier, Hibs seemingly feel that he is the right man for the Easter Road post after Kennedy’s snub.

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Kennedy could have been forgiven for seriously considering the chance to leave. He has achieved so much at Celtic, and he may have felt that now was the right time to start his own managerial career.

It is telling that a top flight side were ready to break the bank to bring him in without any prior experience of being a number one. And that highlights what a boost it is for Celtic to keep him.

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