BBC Video: Rodgers discusses Lennon’s Celtic Exit and Talks up John Kennedy, predicting he’ll do “a fantastic job”

More from what Brendan Rodgers had to say yesterday about the departure of Neil Lennon – who he regards as a very good friend – from his job as Celtic manager and also plenty of insight into why he believes that John Kennedy has all the credentials to be a successful Celtic manager.

One thing to add to that is that while Kennedy isn’t particularly popular among the support after this season where he has ofter looked disinterested, hands in pockets and passive sitting on the dugout, he is nevertheless very popular with the current crop of Celtic players. It will be interesting to see if they can up their levels and their results over the last 8 games to see if they can salvage some personal self respect from this season – and maybe get Kennedy the job on a permanent basis.

That would have to mean beating theRangers home and away to demonstrate that he has their number because this season, for whatever reason it has been the other way around under Neil Lennon.

Rodgers clearly rates Kennedy highly and if it doesn’t work out for him at Celtic he may end up heading down the road to Leicester City, or alternatively any other club that Rodgers moves to next. He is clearly doing some job at Leicester and is going to be in the frame from any of those big jobs in England that could become available in the summer.

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