I really should stop doing this. Because every time I do, I get the fear that this name will eventually pop up. I genuinely thought the idea of him coming back into contention for the managers job was put to bed after his spell as interim manager at the end of the season.
I must admit, when John Kennedy took over from Lennon, I was genuinely excited to see what he could do with the team now that he was the main man, but with a 40% win rate, two losses to Rangers and no silverware, Kennedy done himself no favours in his quest for the Paradise top job. Similar tactics, carbon copy substitutions and the persistence of playing players that clearly do not want to be at Celtic did not endear Kennedy to the Hoops fans.
Who's to blame for the shambles at Celtic Park?
My good friend James Forrest at The Celtic Blog first broke the news of Postecoglou’s dilemma that he does not hold a UEFA Pro License which would allow the Celtic board to appoint him as the Head Coach, in a brilliant piece of investigative journalism that the Scottish main stream media seem to be lacking in.
Not only that, James also warned that there are signs Celtic could possibly appoint Kennedy as the Director of Football. Incredible yes? Not as incredible as Kennedy ousting former legendary manager Martin O’Neill as the bookies third favourite to replace Lennon should the Postecoglou deal fall through according to Oddschecker.
Yes I am fully aware how bookies odds just reflect the public betting patterns but my site was the first to break the news that Postecoglou was the favourite on Friday afternoon not long after Howe had jumped ship and it came to pass not long after that he was in fact top of Celtic’s list.
Let’s just hope this is simply down to betting patterns and not reflective of the Celtic board’s mood to appoint Kennedy as the top man. Surely they wouldn’t be so negligent to do so?
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