McAvennie puts Kennedy in his place after Celtic transfer update

Frank McAvennie claims John Kennedy will have no influence as Celtic begin to put their summer transfer plans into motion. 

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted to Kennedy’s recent comments on the club’s transfer plans.

Ahead of the final game of the season, Kennedy described Celtic’s transfer situation as “an ongoing process without any decisions being made”. [Scottish Sun]

Kennedy went on to confirm the final say on any new signings “will be the new manager’s decision”.

Several Celtic stars could depart Parkhead in the coming weeks with Football Insider revealing Odsonne Edouard is just one player who has asked to leave.

Neil Lennon’s former number two has been in interim charge of Celtic since the end of February.

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However, McAvennie claims Kennedy won’t be part of any transfer planning as his own future remains in doubt.

“It won’t be John,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“John will have so say in that whatsoever. We don’t even know if he’s staying on.

“I’m not surprised that they might be looking at people. But I’ve said before, they can’t sign anyone until the manager is announced. It’s pointless. 

“Get the manager in and things can start to happen. How on earth can a player even talk to Celtic if there’s no manager?”

Kennedy oversaw Celtic’s end to the season but failed to improve his side’s form or level of performance.

He has been at Celtic in various capacities since 2010 when he initially joined as a scout.

In other news, pundit claims Celtic chiefs will be growing angry as broadcaster details another Howe update.