Football Insider pundit Paddy Kenny has been reacting to Ange Postecoglou’s Celtic call on John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan.
The Lowdown: Postecoglou to keep Kennedy and Strachan
Kennedy and Strachan, who worked under Neil Lennon last season, will stay at Parkhead under Postecoglou.
The new Hoops boss assessed the pair’s roles at the club and decided to keep the coaching duo around for the upcoming campaign, with the both of them alongside Postecoglou during the club’s pre-season tour of Wales.
Is Ange right to keep Kennedy and Strachan?
Yes, smart decision!
No, should've let them go!
The Latest: Kenny reacts
Kenny was talking to Football Insider regarding Kennedy and Strachan.
The 43-year-old described Postecoglou’s decision to keep the pair on as ‘strange’, believing it is purely down to financial issues.
“Everyone’s up in arms and the only reason I can see why they haven’t gone for a clean slate is money.
“It’s all got to boil down to money. A new manager coming to a new league, a new country, I’m sure he’d really want his own staff that he knows in and out.
“For him to work with staff that are already there in Kennedy and Strachan, the only thing I can think is that they’ve got no money and can’t afford to pay them off.
“I find it strange, but if they haven’t got money then you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.”
The Verdict: Not to do with money
If the call to keep Kennedy and Strachan was purely down to finances, surely Postecoglou wouldn’t be able to bring any of his own staff to Glasgow at all.
He’s revealed that he would be doing just that, possibly not in the coaching department, so he’s clearly happy to keep the pair alongside him.
Both Kennedy and Strachan know the club well and could help Postecoglou in his first season, so it could turn out to be an inspired call by the boss.
However, if things don’t start well next season, who knows, the decision to keep the coaches who struggled last term alongside him could come in for question.
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