Noel Whelan has suggested John Kennedy will eventually be consulted about the next Celtic manager.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Aberdeen striker delivered his verdict after it was revealed the current interim boss has been left in the dark about the incoming changes at Parkhead.
Celtic reached a verbal agreement with Eddie Howe at the end of March but he has since had second thoughts.
“I don’t think he [Kennedy] wants that job,” Whelan told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.
“He’s the caretaker, he’s holding the position ready for somebody else.
“I don’t think it makes a difference. He’s not being consulted, he’s not on the board. It makes no odds that he’s not involved.
“The only thing is, he knows the club. He’s been at the club a long time. Maybe someone like that sat around the table might have a good input with what he feels is needed at the club.
“Maybe they’ll have that conversation. But the decision will never be brought upon to him.
“This is where the bigwigs will come in and it will be their decision and their decision alone.
“I’m pretty sure Ryan Mason will not be asked about who the next Spurs manager will be.
“They get on with their own jobs, whatever that title is. At the minute it’s interim manager.
“There’s no reason he would know anything that’s going on upstairs. As soon as that manager comes in, he’ll go straight back to his normal job and what his title was before.
“The only thing you can do is get a little bit of guidance because he’s been there a long time but so have the board.”