Celtic take into account appointing John Kennedy as Sporting Director
When Neil Lennon left Celtic it indicated that they had a clear plan for his replacement, but time has passed and there are still no signs of an upcoming appointment.
John Kennedy is very popular across the club and he was temporarily given the role, but there was no noticeable difference in performance and he did nothing to suggest that he should get the role on a full-time basis.
Kennedy has been with the club for over 20 years and has had various coaching roles since his injury cut short his career as a player. The Daily Record now reports that he’s in the mix to become the club’s new sporting director.
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This must be taken as a big surprise as the club’s recruitment has been poor for the past few years and it is an area that they desperately need to get right.
Additionally, he doesn’t have any obvious references in this role that suggest he would be a huge hit, but at least they could be assured of loyalty so that he would be constantly present when the new manager comes and goes pretty quickly.
It’s a tough question for the club to get it right because they want to be loyal to them, but they can’t do that at the expense of appointing a great sporting director who could turn the club around, but it sounds like they want to they keep Kennedy around in a way.