Celtic recruitment still an on-going process - Kennedy

Sat 06 March 2021 | 12:44

The Celtic interim manager revealed that the club is continuing to plan for next season’s recruitment notwithstanding the new manager not being present at his job yet.


interim boss

John Kennedy

took charge when

Neil Lennon

parted ways with the club as they were struggling to secure a 10th Scottish Premiership title, currently being led by



Before taking on

Dundee United

on Sunday, the 37-year-old former defender admitted that the plans to strengthen the team are continuing.

He said: “

It was obviously on-going when Neil was here, we were involved in discussions in terms of where Nick Hammond (head of football operations) and his team were at, what they were looking at, what we need and there will have to be changes in the summer as there always is in terms of player pools.

“It is still an on-going process and that is the thing about the club, around the management side of it, there is structures there and departments in place that continually do the work.

“So everything is still on-going in the background so that whatever happens there is food for thought there and decisions to be made.

“Ultimately for Celtic there is a certain type of player and a certain type of coach who would take the team and play in a certain way.

“Celtic is always a team who want to have good attacking players, creative players, goal scorers, flair and attacking intent but also, any coach or manager will have their own take on that.”

James Forrest

’s return to training from ankle surgery has pleased Kennedy. The Scotland international has last featured in his side’s clash against


in the Europa League in September.

He said: “

He has been out for a long time but he has trained very well during the week.

“I want to make sure he has the confidence and trust in himself after a long period of time out, that he is good to go if called upon.

“It will be great to have him part of it again because we have missed him.

“His numbers in terms of goals and assists and what he brings the team for the past few seasons has been terrific and we have certainly missed that.

“So it is exciting to have James back in training, he has certainly shown glimpses of what he is capable of and we will see whether he is good to go.”

source: SportMob