There is no getting away from the fact that Celtic will have some kind of surgery to its squad for the forthcoming season. How much surgery is needed is anybody’s guess, it could be a nip and tuck or a full facelift.
Usually, in the shadows, the departure of Brendan Rodgers has brought John Kennedy front and centre of the media spotlight. It is fair to say he has impressed so far and it can be easy to forget just how much time and experience the Celtic coach has behind the scenes at Paradise for the last 2 decades.
The assistant manager has been speaking with the Daily Mail. The ex-defender had this to say about what lies ahead with Celtic’s summer transfer window.
‘The club has good support behind that who will continue to work and, whatever it throws up in the summer, there will be enough options there that whoever is making the decisions will be able to do so.’
‘Ewan Henderson has come into the equation, Michael Johnston has been around it and we have young boys in the team,’.
‘Kris Ajer is only 20, Kieran Tierney is still 21, Odsonne Edouard is 21. ‘There are young players there and there also young ones in behind that as well, but you obviously have to bring in quality as well at the same time.
‘There are a number of players out of contract and there will be some movement here and there, I’m sure.’
Even though Lennon is unsure if he will be offered the job on a permanent basis, he still seems to be heavily involved in the forthcoming transfer window. He has also stated that he is working on trying to renew current player contracts. The Lennon/Kennedy combo seems to have worked so far but the big test will come on Sunday when Celtic face Aberdeen in the semi-final of the Scottish Cup.