John Kennedy is wanted by both Brendan and Ange, he must be good at his job

John Kennedy is a man very much in demand and very soon he’s got an enormous decision to make. Wanted by Ange Postecoglou at Spurs while Brendan Brendan wants him to stay put to help him kickstart his exciting revolution second time around at Celtic Park.

Having two superb managers who have worked at the highest level fighting for your services means you must have something about you. It says a lot about your skills and character, something that is sometimes overlooked by some in the Celtic support who tend to take Kennedy for granted.

Ronny Deila Celtic manager with coach John Kennedy (right) during the Pre Season Friendly between Celtic and De Bosch at St Mirren Park on July 01, 2015 in Paisley, Scotland. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

John Kennedy has had plenty of stick and accusations threw his way in his time at the club. In the eyes of his critics, John is seen as useless. He doesn’t smile, he’s a rotten defensive coach etc. they really have had it in for him. That has eased over the past two seasons under Ange Postecoglou but it’s notable that not only the Australian wants him to head down to Spurs to continue their working relationship but Brendan Rodgers is desperate for him to stay on at Celtic.

Ange Postecoglou and John Kennedy during the Cinch Scottish Premiership match between Celtic FC and Kilmarnock FC at on January 07, 2023 (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

John has been present in the coaching staff under a number of managers for nigh on a decade. From Ronny Deila to Brendan Rodgers first time around, Neil Lennon and Ange Postecoglou. These guys wouldn’t keep you in place if you weren’t good at your job, which John clearly is. he was given his debut by none other than Kenny Dalglish 23 years ago as The Celtic Star recently reminded him at a media conference which he was taking as Ange was (cough) unavailable that day.

Of course John Kennedy has ambitions to be his own man one day, but the chance to continue to work at Celtic is an attractive one to John. He could of course end up at Spurs, although it could be blocked by contractual issues, but either way there is no denying that John Kennedy is good at his job.

With the money on offer in the English Premier League, John Kennedy might be tempted by that and also the chance to work in the highest profile environment in World football. And if Celtic are serious about keeping him at the club then a new and improved contract could be in the offing.

Photo by Stuart Wallace/BPI/S

No disrespect to our his critics in our support, they’re entitled to their opinions after all, but I’d rather trust the opinions of the men who are tasked with managing our club and they all seem to rate John Kennedy very highly indeed.

Let’s hope Celtic can convince him to stay. Here’s when he arrived…

John Kennedy and Stephen McManus sign for Celtic as 14 and 15 years olds in February 1998. John Kennedy became the youngest ever Celt when Kenny Dalglish gave him his debut in April 2000 against Motherwell in a 4-0 win at Celtic Park

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