If anyone has been paying attention to the dugout over the past 12 months — they would’ve noticed John Kennedy is more vocal than he’s ever been in his role.

Yes, he’s been given the assistant manager’s job after Brendan left so that will have something to do with it but even at that, you’d be forgiven for thinking he was the main man, if you didn’t know any better.

Neil Lennon has gave John the freedom and autonomy to go about his business — knowing full well the Irish man will reel him back in if he goes too far, it’s like riding a bike with stabilisers.

That’s why it’s no shock to us that John has a desire to be the Celtic manager somewhere down the road.

The former youth product and first team player who got his career cut cruelly short has been at Celtic his whole professional life. You’d be hard pressed to find somebody who has been around the club longer without a break somewhere in there.

Speaking to SunSport, the Celtic assistant refutes it’s part of a plan to hand him the keys to the kingdom at some point but managing Celtic is his ambition:

“It’s not part of the plan, although I know where I want to go.

“But you only become Celtic manager when you have earned that right. Whether that comes in the future or not, time will tell.

“It would be a dream job, yes. Particularly, when I think of where I started out as a young boy.

“But it’s not something I’m in a rush to do. It’s not something I’d ever take for granted”


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