Campbell: Celtic will win 'lots of games' under Kennedy with board decision imminent

Celtic will win “a lot of football matches” under John Kennedy and a decision on his future as boss is coming at the end of the season. 

That is according to ex-Arsenal striker Kevin Campbell, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Celtic officially surrendered the league title to Rangers after a 0-0 draw with Dundee United on Sunday.

Kennedy is the bookies’ favourite to take the position on a permanent basis, ahead of the likes of Eddie Howe, Steve Clarke and Enzo Maresca.

However, there is generally not a huge appetite for his appointment among the fanbase after an uninspiring victory over Aberdeen and Sunday’s draw.

Campbell insists that Celtic will always win matches no matter who is in charge and that Kennedy is essentially on trial between now and the end of the season.

He told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs: “It’s always a trial to see what a manager can do. He’s in temporary charge.

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“Look, at the end of the day, he’s got nothing to lose. The title’s gone but they’ve won the cup and they’ve got a very good squad.

“It’s just a matter of motivating the squad to win football matches. Celtic are always going to win a lot of football matches under whoever manages them, that’s for sure.

“Let’s see what he can do between now and the end of the season. I’m sure the board are going to assess his credentials at the end.”

Kennedy is a part of the furniture at Parkhead after spending nine years as a player with the club.

After being forced into early retirement through injury, the 37-year-old moved into coaching, working his way up before being named Neil Lennon’s assistant in 2019.

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