Kennedy stepped into the hot seat when Neil Lennon departed the club in February and is steering Celtic through to the end of the season.


He had been floated as potentially the next permanent manager, but Celtic are trying to lure Eddie Howe to take over and with the former Bournemouth boss expected to bring in his own backroom team, questions have been raised over what role Kennedy will play going forward.



The interim boss has now been linked with becoming the club’s director of football, but he has rubbished that talk and thinks it is someone trying to guess at what is happening.


“It’s been made up”, Kennedy told a press conference when asked.



“Someone’s obviously had a guess at it and I think because there is some much speculation about the manager and how it might look behind the scenes I think people start trying to piece things together themselves.


“I’ve not had any discussions around that at the club with anyone here.



“It’s not really something I can comment on.”


Kennedy has been a loyal servant of Celtic and it remains to be seen what role at the club, if any, he will occupy when the new season kicks off for the Scottish giants.


And he insists any role he takes must offer him a challenge.


“I’ve always been very much about the challenge for me, regardless. When I started out as a youth coach I always felt progression was important for me in my career.


“I’ve never been in a massive rush to jump from being a youth coach to being a manager at the highest level straight away, it’s always been very much about if I feel challenged, in the right environment and I feel I am progressing in the right way then I’m content with that.”


The interim boss will lead Celtic into a derby clash this weekend as the Bhoys look to end the season on a high.