Celtic interim boss John Kennedy is still thought to be in the running for the permanent managerial position.
The Lowdown: Kennedy in the dark
Kennedy, who has been in temporary charge since February following Neil Lennon’s resignation, is thought to be in the dark (via Football Insider) regarding his future.
A Celtic source admitted this week that the 37-year-old “hasn’t got a clue what the club are doing” in regards to off-field appointments.
The Latest: Interim boss remains in the frame
According to a recent report from Give Me Sport, Kennedy, who likes to play a 4-4-2 diamond system, ‘remains in the frame for the Celtic job’ – an eight-word admission that could mean the full-time job is still up for grabs and a deal for Howe is not close.
They claim that the longer the uncertainty goes on regarding an external candidate, the more chance Kennedy has of landing the role on a full-time basis.
The Verdict: A huge risk over Howe?
Even if a proposed move for Howe dramatically falls through between now and the summer, we don’t think Kennedy should be the man for the job going forward.
He could prove to be a helpful assistant to any new boss, as he has held numerous job titles at Celtic Park, and perhaps he could be a great manager in the future, but with just a handful of games in charge so far, it doesn’t seem as if he has the required experience to lead a tricky Hoops rebuild.
Howe’s representative admitted that the 43-year-old won’t return to management until the summer at the earliest, so the club’s search for a new boss may still take time.
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