Frank McAvennie insists the hunt for a new Celtic manager has taken too long but fans shouldn’t expect anything less from the club. 

The former Hoops hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, is hoping that the club are keeping things under wraps as he hasn’t heard anything come out of Parkhead.

Celtic have been without a permanent manager since Neil Lennon resigned at the end of February following an embarrassing loss to Ross County.

John Kennedy has been in charge of the first team ever since with the club’s season effectively over after crashing out of the Scottish Cup last weekend.

As revealed by Football InsiderKeane is back in the running for the Parkhead job after the Hoops’ pursuit of Eddie Howe went cold.

McAvennie lives in Glasgow and remains closely connected to the club but he admits he hasn’t heard anything about an appointment being confirmed in the near future.

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“I just wanted Celtic to get sorted out, they need somebody in,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“The more we go on, the more people are getting annoyed, it’s too long to appoint a manager. 

“I’m not happy with it but that’s Celtic, we shouldn’t expect anything else from them. 

“They need to get the right person, that’s what is important but it’s taken too long now. 

“It’s same old Celtic. I just hope there will be something coming out that I don’t know about but, from what I’m told, there’s nothing close at the moment.”

Kennedy oversaw a 2-0 loss against Rangers last weekend as Celtic failed to win an Old Firm at the fourth attempt this season.

They have a chance to get one over on the Gers in two weeks when the teams will face each other for the fourth time in the league this season and fifth time in all competitions.

In other news, three senior Celtic men set to leave as exodus intensifies.