By Danny Mills

15th May, 2021 | 6:04pm

Mills cites Moyes as he claims contender 'not getting the job' after Celtic manager twist

John Kennedy could remain at Celtic next season but he might not be a first-team coach, according to Danny Mills.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former England full-back claimed Kennedy could play a vital role in the dressing room if the new manager is foreign.

Football Insider revealed the interim manager has been kept in the dark over the huge changes that are set to take place at Parkhead over the summer.

The 37-year-old is even unsure about his own future at the club.

Eddie Howe reached a verbal agreement to take the manager’s job back in March but has since had second thoughts.

“That means Kennedy’s not getting the job,” Mills told Football Insider correspondent Connor Whitley.

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“It depends on who comes in and what they want to do. Maybe if it’s a foreign manager they’ll want to keep him on to be that go-between.

“It might not be as a first-team coach but just keep him around to help integrate. We saw how much David Moyes struggled with that when he went to Manchester United even though he knew the league very, very well.

“A new manager may just say ‘I want all my own backroom staff, out you go.’

“It will all depend on who comes in and what they want to do and how much trust and faith that the hierarchy put in the new management team.”

Kennedy has been in interim charge since Neil Lennon resigned his position at the end of February.

He oversaw 10 games and suffered two defeats – both against champions Rangers.

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