John Kennedy

Read all the news about John Kennedy of Celtic FC. Position: Coach. John Kennedy was born in Bellshill, Scotland on 18 August 1983 (age 35).

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Kennedy is the grandson of Celtic and Manchester United player Jimmy Delaney, but he is not related to John Kennedy, a midfielder who played for Celtic in the 1960s. He came through Celtic’s youth system and signed his first professional contract on the same day as fellow defender Stephen McManus. He made his first-team debut aged 16 during the 1999–00 season. In the 2003–04 season, he had a run in the Celtic starting eleven and came under scrutiny from scouts of AC Milan who contacted Celtic about making a move. It was during this season that Kennedy scored his only goal for Celtic, against Dundee in the SPL.

Kennedy is currently defensive coach under Brendan Rodgers.

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Celts Are Here · Apr 18

Celtic Fan Reduced to Tears by Touching Gesture from Parkhead Coach

A Celtic fan from down under was reduced to tears by Celtic assistant manager John Kennedy after the coach sent a signed Celtic top to Thomas.

Celts Are Here · Apr 18
Soccer Souls · Apr 9

Celtic FC News: John Kennedy hails James Forrest as unsung hero

Celtic FC News: Celtic assistant manager, John Kennedy, has labelled James Forrest as the Hoops’ ‘unsung hero’.

Soccer Souls · Apr 9
67HailHail · Apr 9

Comments show Celtic loan star won’t get big chance he deserves

It looks like Oliver Burke can wave goodbye to any hopes he has of game time ahead of James Forrest in his natural position.

67HailHail · Apr 9
Read Celtic · Apr 9

Celtic first-team coach discusses Lennon’s future

Neil Lennon is already planning ahead of next season, according to Celtic first-team coach John Kennedy.

Read Celtic · Apr 9
67HailHail · Apr 9

Why this is a big hint that Celtic want Neil Lennon next season

It’s becoming evidently clear that Celtic want to be convinced by Neil Lennon to be the manager next year.

67HailHail · Apr 9

James Forrest – ‘The fans, without being vocal about it, appreciate what he does,’ John Kennedy

JOHN KENNEDY reckons that the young talent at Celtic need look no further that James Forrest if they are looking for inspiration as they set about trying to make a name for themselves in the game...

The Scotsman · Apr 2

‘Playing the victim card’ – Rangers boss Steven Gerrard slams Celtic over Scott Brown defence

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has accused Celtic interim boss Neil Lennon and his assistant John Kennedy of ‘playing the victim card’ with their defence of Scott Brown’s conduct during last Sunday’s tempestuous O** F*** showdown...

The Scotsman · Apr 2
Scotzine · Apr 2

BLAMELESS BROWN, INSISTS HOOPS No.2

CELTIC assistant boss John Kennedy has absolved Scott Brown of all blame following the chaotic scenes at the end of the champions’ 2-1 victory over Rangers at Parkhead on Sunday...

Scotzine · Apr 2

Kennedy Backs ‘First-Class’ Broony

ASSISTANT boss John Kennedy has backed Celtic skipper Scott Brown following the chaotic scenes that marred the champions’ 2-1 triumph over Steven Gerrard’s team at Parkhead.

The Scotsman · Apr 1

‘Scott Brown has done nothing wrong’ – Celtic No.2 John Kennedy backs captain

Celtic coach John Kennedy has absolved club captain Scott Brown of blame for the ugly scenes at the end of their 2-1 victory over Rangers at the weekend...

The Scotsman · Apr 1
67HailHail · Apr 1

Big opportunity could open up for Celtic man

Celtic defender Jozo Simunovic could now have the perfect chance to put his case forward for next season.

67HailHail · Apr 1

Indiscipline is Rangers’ problem and SFA will deal with them says Celtic’s Assistant Manager

JOHN KENNEDY spoke for Celtic today ahead of Wednesday night trip down the M8 to Paisley but the focus remained on the aftermath to yesterday’s Beautiful Sunday win over the Rangers and in particular Scott Brown’s supposed involvement in all things evil...

VideoCelts · Apr 2

Wounded Celt told to give up on modelling ambitions!

“We warned him when he first came in and was starting to play as a centre-half that he’d get a few scratches here and there,” John Kennedy told the Daily Record...

VideoCelts · Apr 2
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