Kennedy tipped to quit Celtic this summer to avoid 'grief' - Kenny

Paddy Kenny claims the new Celtic manager will want to cut all ties with John Kennedy after his spell in charge of the club. 

The former Leeds United stopper, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claims Kennedy will also want to move on.

Kennedy, 37, has been in charge of the first team since Neil Lennon resigned at the end of February.

He was promoted to the role of caretaker manager after previously serving as Lennon’s number two.

Kennedy has been unable to turn around the Hoops’ form with his side 23 points behind Rangers with two league games still to play.

Last week, Celtic released a statement sharing an update on the club’s hunt for a new boss.

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It reads, “the Club is working hard to complete the appointment of the new Celtic Manager.”

Kenny claims Kennedy may want to escape the ‘grief’ Celtic fans would give him when fans return to Parkhead.

“I think the way things have gone, a new manager might not want him in,” Kenny told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.

“He was an understudy with Neil Lennon and he’s had it so hard over the past few months.

“Would he want to stay on and still get grief? I imagine he’ll want to move on and start afresh somewhere else.”

Kennedy has only won two of his six Scottish Premiership games in charge.

Celtic are next in action against St Johnstone on Wednesday evening.

In other news, Frank McAvennie claims Celtic’s wantaway stars are in for a shock this summer.