DAVIE HAY today called on Celtic to hand John Kennedy the chance to replace Alan Thompson in Neil Lennon's coaching team.
The former Hoops boss has watched the 28-year-old in action – and has been seriously impressed. Hay revealed he can even see similarities with the career curve of Pep Guardiola, though he stopped short of claiming Kennedy is anywhere near the level of the man who led Barcelona to Champions League glory.
"John's coaching is first-class, the players all enjoy it, and they respond well to what he is asking them to do," said Hay.
"He's only 28, but has an impressive presence about him and a self-assurance which comes across well.
"Regardless of whether or not John gets his chance this time, I'm confident he will develop into a top coach."