Frank McAvennie has called for more respect to be given to John Kennedy after some Celtic fans abused him at the weekend. 

The former Hoops striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed he’s heard fans abusing Kennedy after last week’s Old Firm loss.

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

Celtic’s season is coming to a close with the club unable to do anything either than prepare for next season.

McAvennie has claimed that if Celtic intend to give Kennedy the manager’s job on a full-time basis then they need to make that decision soon and then back their man in the transfer market.

“John’s just doing what he’s been asked to do. It’s a massive job but if it’s him, give him the job, give him the money and let him buy his own team,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

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“See what happens. The longer we go on it’s not good, there are only a few games left this season. 

“If it’s John, fine. He’s not my choice but if they want to give it to him, just do it and give him the backing. 

“The fans will not be happy, they’re calling him names up here. God, where’s the respect? He’s the gaffer, there needs to be a little bit more respect there.”

Celtic have been without a permanent manager for almost two months as the club surrendered their league title and were dumped out of the Scottish Cup.

The Hoops are next in action in two weeks when they once again face off against Rangers at Ibrox.

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