Ally McCoist reckons John Kennedy has absolutely no chance of being handed the Celtic job on a permanent basis.

The Rangers hero also tipped another boss for the role in a conversation with Alan Brazil and Shebahn Aherne on talkSPORT after Neil Lennon's resignation yesterday morning.

His assistant Kennedy was given the reins on an interim basis to take the squad for the remainder of the season, but McCoist believes that's as far as the former defender will go as he is not experienced enough to take the position full-time. 

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With Gers 18 points ahead of the Hoops in the table, they only need seven points to win the league title. And if Celtic fail to win against either Aberdeen or Dundee Utd in the build-up to the next Old Firm derby, Steven Gerrard's men could actually seal the trophy at Parkhead.

But when asked if Kennedy would ace his audition for the manager's job by preventing the Light Blues winning the league on their patch, McCoist responded: "No. No chance, none. He's a fantastic lad, a brilliant lad he is. But I don't think he has the experience for the Celtic job. It's the Celtic manager's job we're talking about here."

McCoist was also quizzed about the possibility of ex-Chelsea manager Frank Lampard taking the job if offered and, though he admits it would be Box Office stuff against Gerrard, he's not sure Lampard would be interested. "It's a big, big job," McCoist went on. "You're going to have to go into the transfer market and bring players in, move players on. Listen, of course it's a very attractive job and Frank versus Steven would have some appeal to it. But I'm not sure Frank would take it."

One man Coisty DOES think could be in with a shout for the position is Scotland's Steve Clarke who grew up a Hoops supporter. The ex-Kilmarnock head coach, however, battled with sectarianism during his spell at Rugby Park and has spoken about not wanting to deal with such abuse in future.

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But McCoist believes he would weigh up the option of taking the Celtic job and leaving the Tartan Army if the opportunity presented itself. "It's a funny one but I don't think you can rule out the first one you (Brazil) came up with and that's Steve Clarke." he said. 

"I know what you're saying about sectarianism and all that stuff and, I don't care what anybody says i's better than it was in our day. It's not perfect and still has a long way to go but it's better. Steve will take that into account."