John Kennedy set for key talks with new Celtic CEO as he reveals Dermot Desmond chats

John Kennedy expects to sit down for talks with Dominic McKay this week as the incoming chief executive prepares to begin his new role on Monday.
John Kennedy will hold talks with incoming CEO Dominic McKayJohn Kennedy will hold talks with incoming CEO Dominic McKay
John Kennedy will hold talks with incoming CEO Dominic McKay

Kennedy hopes their relationship can get off on the best possible footing following a Scottish Cup fourth round triumph against Rangers. The interim manager’s own future is very much up in the air after taking over the reins from Neil Lennon in February. His side have since been unbeaten in five games under him.

Kennedy plans to sit down with McKay in the next few days. The former chief operating officer at Scottish Rugby’s start date was brought forward from the summer to assist in identifying Lennon’s replacement. He will work alongside current CEO Peter Lawwell initially.

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“Possibly next week we might catch up at some point just because he is coming in,” said Kennedy. “Obviously we have the game on Sunday which is the main focus and then we will hopefully touch base at some point but I have not had any contact with him yet.”

Kennedy revealed he has kept in regular touch with majority shareholder Dermot Desmond since taking over from Lennon. “I have spoken to him quite a few times, not this week,” he said. “I spoke quite a lot to Peter as well. Most of the time it is general catch-up calls, how are things going and nothing beyond that.

“It is just general stuff, how are the players, how is the squad and the mood in the camp. I leave the business stuff to them.”

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