John Kennedy

John Kennedy of Celtic FC (Coach) was born in Bellshill, Scotland on 18 August 1983 (age 37).

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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The Celtic Star · Oct 25

Opinion: Top class coach needed to ease Lennon’s woes

The Celt · Oct 15

The Eidolon exalts the humble

The Celtic Star · Sep 10

Celtic on the Road to Hampden but it’s Jock Stein’s Dunfermline who lift the Scottish Cup

ETims · Aug 28

Nothing Ever Happens – A Tribute Song

67HailHail · Jul 31

Celtic youngster Stephen Welsh lauds John Kennedy’s crucial influence in training every day

67HailHail · Jul 15

Patryk Klimala talks weight training, bouncing off Chris Jullien and a heart-to-heart with John Kennedy

The Boot Room · Jul 14

Damien Duff says Celtic have an ‘absolutely frightening’, world-class asset on their books

The Way Forward: Taylor Thanks Kennedy

The Celtic Star · Jun 26

McAvennie expects Neil Lennon to move for another coach with Garry Parker touted

‘He’s talking to his agent’ – Exclusive: Lennon pal tips Celtic to seal another new arrival

The Celtic Star · Jun 24

Video: Gavin Strachan’s first interview with Celtic

Celtic FC · Jun 24

Gavin Strachan: I’m determined to help extend club’s great success

The Cynic · Jun 23

The Cynic Weekly – Summer Skin

The Celtic Star · Jun 23

Photos: Behind the scenes as Strachan signs for Celtic

‘Lenny has got his man’ – Exclusive: McAvennie raves as Celtic agree terms with English club

Daily Mail · Jun 22

Celtic appoint Gavin Strachan as first team coach

Exclusive: Bruce raves about Celtic backroom figure he’s been told is ‘Exceptional’

Celtic FC · Jun 17

The Story Of… Damien Duff’s praise of John Kennedy’s work rate

Latest | Kennedy Squashes Long-Time Celtic Rumour

The Celtic Star · Jun 17

Pierre Van Hooijdonk, John Kennedy and how the tables have turned in Scottish football

Celts Are Here · Jun 17

‘It’s not part of the plan’ – John Kennedy Addresses Long Standing Celtic Rumour

‘You’ve Got to Earn the Right’: Kennedy Reveals ‘Dream Job’

The Celtic Star · Jun 17

John Kennedy admits Celtic is his ‘dream job’ but not yet

Daily Record · Jun 17

John Kennedy on the Celtic masterminds who shaped Nine in a Row history

Daily Record · Jun 17

John Kennedy admits becoming Celtic boss is his ultimate dream

Herald Scotland · Jun 16

John Kennedy: Celtic will be better next season – we’re Scotland’s best team and intend to stay that way

Evening Times · Jun 16

John Kennedy: Celtic will be better next season – we’re Scotland’s best team and intend to stay that way

Daily Record · Jun 16

Celtic coach John Kennedy questions Rangers’ title staying power

Celts Are Here · Jun 14

‘I’m Absolutely Gutted’ – Real Reason for High Profile Parkhead Exit Confirmed

The Celtic Blog · Jun 13

Much Of The Ibrox Intelligentsia Still Believes The SFA Conspired To Give Celtic The Title.

Charlie Nicholas wants Celtic duo to be shown the exit

On this Day in 2005, Ten Days after Black Sunday, WGS is appointed Celtic Manager

‘I’ll always be grateful,’ Celtic Assistant Manager John Kennedy on Martin O’Neill

Herald Scotland · May 31

Jonny Hayes: I expected Celtic to give me a contract extension before the coronavirus outbreak

Evening Times · May 31

Jonny Hayes: I expected Celtic to give me a contract extension before the coronavirus outbreak

Herald Scotland · May 31

John Kennedy on his debt to Martin O’Neill 20 years after Northern Irishman’s arrival at Celtic

Evening Times · May 31

John Kennedy on his debt to Martin O’Neill 20 years after Northern Irishman’s arrival at Celtic

Celtic star makes Neil Lennon admission after Parkhead exit

Read Celtic · May 31

Jonny Hayes claims that Lennon and Celtic went back on their word to him

Tribal Football · May 31

Celtic coach Kennedy confident Edouard will stay

Sutton Highlights Lenny Signing Priority

The Celtic Star · May 30

Celtic news round up: One exit confirmed, another looks likely and Brendan Rodgers channels David Brent again

John Kennedy’s transfer update will excite Celtic fans

Sports Mole · May 29

John Kennedy expecting Celtic summer signings despite coronavirus lockdown

Indy Celts · May 29

Kennedy gives positive transfer update

Herald Scotland · May 29

Celtic assistant John Kennedy issues transfer update as Hoops prepare for ten-in-a-row bid

Evening Times · May 29

Celtic assistant John Kennedy issues transfer update as Hoops prepare for ten-in-a-row bid

Read Celtic · May 29

“There has been a lot of dialogue” – Celtic man confirms the club’s summer transfer plans

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