It’s good news for Ange Postecoglou this morning if the Edinburgh Evening news is to be believed. After a few days of speculation, reports claim Hibernian will NOT try to unsettle Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy heading into the final five games of the season.
There have been rumours and reports over Hibs potential interest in John Kennedy after sacking Shaun Maloney earlier this week.
John has been linked with the job in the capital several times but has remained at Celtic. With the job up for grabs again, there was a fear John could head out before the run-in, disrupting the Celtic camp during a vital period.
The Celtic coach is very loyal and even if Hibernian were chasing his signature, I’d have been surprised if he left the club before the end of the season.
As it happens, Hibernian are looking for a manager who has more experience after the Shaun Maloney project failed miserably.
The Easter Road club didn’t give the young manager time to make his own side and impose his own philosophy at the club. It’s unlikely other young managers would go near the job under the current regime.
John has his own ambitions, and you’d imagine he’ll leave the club when the right move comes along. Until then, he’s there to help Ange.
Hardly good news.