A report in The Sun claims that Hibs will approach Celtic this week to discuss their managerial vacancy with John Kennedy.
Last Monday the Edinburgh side sacked Paul Heckingbottom with their 4-1 win over St Johnstone at the weekend buying the board some time.
Ross Jack was the early favourite for the job, as he is for the Hearts vacancy as well, but last week Leeann Dempster laid out the club’s plans which suggested that they would take their time to get the right man.
With Jack out of work and available after being sacked by Sunderland that development suggested that Hibs were looking at other candidates with The Sun reporting:
The argument for Neil Lennon’s current right-hand man is said to be strengthening. It remains unclear, however, if he would even be interested in quitting Celtic Park ahead of next month’s Betfred Cup final, the Europa League last-32 ties and the club’s push for nine in a row.
Apart from a brief spell at Norwich City in season 2008 Kennedy has spent the last 20 years at Celtic, the last 10 working his way up from youth coach to first team assistant under Ronny Deila, Brendan Rodgers and Neil Lennon.
At the moment it would seem that being part of the Celtic management team suits the 36-year-old but there may be a burning desire to become a boss in his own right which could one day lead to him returning as Celtic manager.