JOHN KENNEDY admits it is a bizarre feeling to be Celtic’s interim boss.
Kennedy stepped down as assistant supervisor after Neil Lennon left earlier this week and can take cost of his first sport on Saturday in opposition to Aberdeen.
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The previous Kennedy Hoops defenseman – who additionally labored beneath Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers – was unhappy to see Lenny go away after a disastrous season.
However the 37-year-old hopes to guide the membership to a superb outcome within the remaining eight league video games.
He stated Celtic tv: “It is bizarre. It isn’t the one you actually anticipate.
“We knew the state of affairs by way of the place we had been sitting collectively as a gaggle, falling wanting what we wished to be.
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“It comes with strain, however you simply should face what comes your approach.
“The membership have requested me to step in for the second and take cost of the crew, which I’m clearly very happy to do.
“However on the finish of the day, it isn’t about me. It is about doing what’s proper for the crew and the membership. That is all that issues to me.
“I’ve to place my very own ambition to the aspect and do the fitting factor day in and time out which can hopefully assist the membership transfer ahead.
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Kennedy is among the bookies’ favorites to land the job completely.
However when requested about his short-term targets, he stated: “We simply should take small steps. It is a robust time for everybody, nobody likes individuals shedding their jobs, particularly the supervisor who has labored so exhausting right here.
“We simply have to start out doing the fundamentals once more. We all know efficiency and outcomes, we’ve not at all times been there.
“There have been too many occasions this season the place we’ve not achieved what we anticipated, it is nearly bringing that again and plenty of it comes right down to doing the fundamentals proper on a constant foundation.
“We need to make gamers consider in what we’re making an attempt to do. It isn’t that they have not completed it, however when the outcomes do not go well with you there are at all times query marks and rather a lot. noise round us.
“We all know we’ve a reasonably good crew right here to come back out and have some good outcomes.”