CELTIC are facing a huge overhaul in the summer as they hit the restart button for season 2021/22.

Eddie Howe is on the brink of being named as Neil Lennon’s successor, Dominic McKay will replace Peter Lawwell, who has been chief executive since 2003, while influential skipper Scott Brown will bring down the curtain on his 14 years at the Hoops with a switch to Aberdeen.

Stand-in gaffer John Kennedy is bracing himself for the huge rebuilding job of a squad that failed to deliver as far as the bid for the tenth successive league title was concerned.

The 37-year-old former Scotland international central defender admitted the club faces the biggest revamp he can remember at Celtic.

Kennedy, speaking to the Sunday Mail, said: “It probably is, in terms of the timing of it. Everything has happened at the same time.

“But things evolve. People say there will be massive changes in the summer and there will be in terms of personnel.

“However, a lot of things will be stable, as well.

“There are important positions in the club that need to be addressed, but, hopefully, what goes on behind the scenes here will allow those who come in to have an easier transition into a good working environment.”

The odds are on Kennedy keeping a backroom post at the club even in the midst of the turmoil on and off the field.

He has impressed the Hoops hierarchy since being forced to quite his playing career prematurely and the 3-0 Scottish Cup win over Falkirk yesterday was his fourth unbeaten game since replacing Lennon in February.

Kennedy has seen the team beat Aberdeen 1-0 and now the League One leaders while drawing 0-0 with Dundee United and 1-1 with Steven Gerrard’s Ibrox outfit.


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