John Kennedy holds no Tottenham Hotspur regrets as Celtic No2 cherishes Parkhead success

Celtic assistant John Kennedy
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John Kennedy insists he has no regrets about passing up the chance to join Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham Hotspur.

Postecoglou wanted to take his Celtic assistant down south when the Aussie left Parkhead for North London last summer. But a heart-to-heart with returning boss Brendan Rodgers convinced Kennedy to commit his future to the Glasgow giants. Kennedy has been part of the first-team coaching staff since 2014 and has played a major role behind the scenes during Celtic's incredible period of dominance in Scottish football.

And the 40-year-old - who was dubbed a 'world-class coach' by Damien Duff - admits he cherishes working for the club he loves.

Asked if he had any second thoughts about rejecting Spurs, he told Sky Sports: "No, I've never looked at anything that way. When things are done and dusted and the decision is made then you fully commit to where you are.

"I've had a long time here, I've had lots of success, I've worked with terrific people. It's a great club to work for. I've never had any regrets, especially when you see the scenes at the end of the season and you see how special a club it is.

"When you come back from that Cup final to Celtic Park and the fans are there and the two trophies come out on the stage, you see the reception the players get. It's second to none."