By Paddy Kenny

14th Jul, 2021 | 4:00pm

Pundit claims 'everyone's up in arms' as Postecoglou shares baffling Celtic staff reveal

John Kennedy and Gavin Strachan are being kept on at Celtic because the club cannot afford to overhaul its backroom staff.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider about the former interim manager and first-team coach.

Quoted by Sky Sports on 9th July, new boss Ange Postecoglou said: “If there’s good people in the building then there’s no reason to change it.”

The pair were prominent figures in the Neil Lennon regime that crashed and burned in 2020-21.

Kenny insists that money is the only conceivable reason why Postecoglou and the Celtic hierarchy have not gone for a clean slate behind the scenes.

He told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams: “Everyone’s up in arms and the only reason I can see why they haven’t gone for a clean slate is money.

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“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.”

Postecoglou won his first two friendly matches at the helm against Sheffield Wednesday and Charlton Athletic respectively.

The Aussie’s first competitive test comes against FC Midtjylland in the Champions League preliminary stages on 20th July.

In other news, pundit slams “greedy” Celtic hierarchy after Kristoffer Ajer U-turn.