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Kennedy: "It is fine that everybody wants quick answers”

Thu 08 April 2021 | 16:30

Celtic interim boss talks about the situation with the managerial position.

John Kennedy

has been


interim boss since

Neil Lennon’s

departure in February, and he thinks that despite the pressure on the board about hiring a new boss, they are trying to find the best choice for the job, and it is the right decision.

Kennedy insists that the situation with the managerial position will not affect the players and staff; and that they are focused on their jobs on and off the pitch.

"When there's not an immediate appointment, a lot of rumors start, a lot of stories go round, and that's the way it will probably be until the club decide what their next step is,"

Kennedy said


"In terms of us, it is just a case of focusing on the football, our training and games and preparing for that and letting the hierarchy deal with the behind-the-scenes stuff.

"You can't ignore it. We know it is there but in terms of us, we can't affect that. All we can affect is how we conduct ourselves on the training pitch and how we prepare going into games. It is what it is. We have got to handle that and deal with that.

"It is fine that everybody wants quick answers and they want everything done right now, but if the club don't think they have got the right person to come in and be the manager at the moment, then they will hold on that.

"They will make sure they make the right decision at the right time. Ultimately for the long-term that becomes the most important thing."

Celtic has been experiencing a tough season seeing their old rivals Rangers become the Premiership’s champions to end their dominance in the domestic competition, but Kennedy still thinks that the situation has made the players more ambitious and focused as they keep work on themselves every week.

"All season we have had a lot of stories, and a lot of chat, and a lot of media surrounding us because of the situation and the season and how big it was,"

Kennedy added


"That's what the players take their greatest comfort from. It's giving them focus on the next game, each training session. How do we improve? How do we develop things?

"Until we are told otherwise, we will just continue to try and develop ourselves, make ourselves better and get good results."

Celtic will play against Livingston in their next Premiership clash as they sit in second place in the table 20 points away from the leader.

source: SportMob