Pundit shares savage verdict after Duffy tips Ross for Celtic job

Celtic would be making a grave error if they appointed inexperienced Hibernian boss Jack Ross as their next manager. 

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Jim Duffy tabled the idea of the Scot, 44, taking over at Celtic.

The ex-Celtic academy graduate told Clyde 1 Superscoreboard (via Daily Record): “Other names are going to be mentioned like Jack.

“I think Jack is a progressive young manager and has a lot of potential. I think Jack Ross is a good name to throw in the mix.”

The ex-Sunderland boss’s Hibs side are currently 3rd in the Scottish Premiership and through to the final of the Scottish Cup.

But Kenny claims Celtic cannot afford to take a gamble on a manager with a relatively short CV.

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“I don’t think Celtic for one minute can afford a gamble,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“They need to be pushing Rangers next season. They have been way too far off this season.

“Jack Ross has been at Sunderland and they are a massive club even though they are in League One. But at the end of the day, he’s not done well there. 

“He’s done well at Hibs but compared to Celtic they are a totally diffferent kettle of fish. So for me, it’s a definite no, to be honest.

“They need someone with more experience who is going to push them to get closer to Rangers next season.”

Football Insider understands that interim manager John Kennedy has been kept in the dark over the manager hunt.

Eddie Howe is currently the favourite to take over at Celtic Park despite reneging on a verbal agreement in early April.

In other news, Olivier Ntcham could be set to stay at Celtic as big-money deal collapses.