John Kennedy has been left in the dark by Celtic chiefs over the raft of incoming changes at the club, Football Insider understands.

The interim manager was the bookmakers’ favourite to permanently succeed Neil Lennon when he was put in temporary charge on 24th February.

But he has heard nothing from the board, who are keeping tight lipped over the appointment of the new manager.

A Celtic source has told Football Insider that Kennedy “hasn’t got a clue what the club are doing” over the key manager and director of football appointments.

The Scot, 37, is unsure if he will even be at the club where he has spent most of his professional career next season.

Former Bournemouth manager Eddie Howe is the favourite to take over as manager at the end of what has been a calamitous campaign.

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He reached a verbal agreement with Celtic at the end of March following talks in London before having second thoughts.

Howe, 43, remains the frontrunner although Hoops chiefs fear he is holding out for a Premier League post and have also interviewed Roy Keane and ex-Borussia Dortmund boss Lucien Favre.

Kennedy has not been part of the decision-making process, or asked to give his thoughts on who should get the post.


Lennon’s former number two has been linked with the director of football role but he publicly dismissed that possibility.

Kennedy has taken on various roles since his playing career ended in 2009 and has progressed through the coaching ranks from the youth team to serving first-team manager for more than two months.

In other news, Celtic told they “may have egg on their faces” after latest Howe twist.