Mark Wilson, Murdo MacLeod and Frank McAvennie fired up the mic for their Celtic huddle podcast and spoke about all things current with the club.
Speaking about Neil Lennon and the current pressure he’s under, McAvennie brought up the point the Celtic manager doesn’t have his own coaches at the club or even one. When he came in, Neil inherited Kennedy and Duff and when Damien left in the summer, Celtic brought in Gavin Strachan as his replacement – Neil Lennon didn’t pick him.
Bouncing off each other on the podcast, McAvennie put it out there that Neil should have someone in their he trusts, nothing against the two coaches there at the moment but having your own man in can help, and Wilson agreed.
“I don’t know why he doesn’t have his own man in there. He needs to bounce off somebody. No disrespect to John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan, they are not his guys. Get somebody in there, somebody he can trust.” McAvennie explained.
Mark Wilson backed that up by throwing out a name. “When he got the job permanently the first time, the first guy he brought in was Johan Mjallby, we all know how that partnership went, they were successful and comfortable.
“The choice of Lenny and Johan would be a good thing. Someone to lean on, someone he knows. I think John Kennedy is a terrific coach but I still think you need your own man.”
Johan was with Neil Lennon at Celtic and Bolton before the pair split off to go their separate ways. The Swede would certainly be open to a Celtic return if given the chance.
Lennon had Garry Parker and Johan the last time at Celtic but neither have joined up this time.
Should Peter Lawwell be allowing the Irishman to bring someone into the club?