John Kennedy has reportedly told Celtic chiefs he wants to join Ange Postecoglou at Tottenham Hotspur.

The long-term Celtic coach was assistant to Postecoglou and it's thought the Australian manager is keen to work with him in North London.

Reports earlier this week suggested Postecoglou would target moves for Kennedy, Gavin Strachan and video analyst Greg Wallace.

However, Celtic were thought to be keen to keep the backroom team in place after Postecoglou's departure to sign a four-year deal at Spurs.

Now, the Daily Mail report Kennedy has informed Celtic chiefs of his desire to follow Postecoglou to North London.

It's claimed Celtic are determined to hang on to Kennedy but there is pull from Postecoglou who wants to reunite with the coach at the Premier League club.

The report goes on to state that Kennedy is "wary of finding himself out of a job" should the replacement manager at Parkhead bring his own backroom team.

Postecoglou's move to Tottenham was confirmed on Tuesday but news of his backroom staff is yet to be revealed.

A Spurs statement revealed: "We shall confirm Ange’s coaching staff in due course."

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Celtic have launched a managerial search to appoint Postecoglou's replacement at Parkhead and hope to announce a new manager as soon as possible.

However, a club statement emphasised the next appointment won't be rushed.

It read: "The process of appointing Celtic’s next football manager is already underway.

"While we will aim to announce this appointment to supporters as soon as possible, our priority will be to appoint the best candidate to take the club forward."

On his departure, Postecoglou commented: “I would like to sincerely thank everyone at the Club for everything they have given me. In particular, Dermot, Peter and Michael and the Celtic Board have shown me tremendous support in every aspect of my time at Celtic and I will forever be grateful for this.

"They brought me to the Club and I have worked so closely and so well with them for the past two years, I will always have a special relationship with them.

“They wanted me to extend my time at Celtic and while I am so respectful and understanding of their position, a new opportunity has been presented to me and it is one which I wanted to explore.

“It was an honour to be asked to be Celtic manager and during my two years I have given everything I have to deliver success to our supporters. Culminating in the Treble at the weekend, my players and backroom team have been brilliant for me on this journey.

"They have given us all some fantastic moments through their energy and effort, creating real quality, winning football.

“Our supporters have been magnificent to me and I thank them for the way they have embraced me during the past two years. My ambition was always to give our fans a team they could be proud of, a team people talked about and I think we have achieved that.

“Celtic is a phenomenal football club, and so much more - and I will forever be a supporter of this great institution. I wish everyone connected with Celtic nothing but continued success.”