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Midtjylland update maintains John Kennedy option

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Midtjylland won’t be rushed into appointing a new manager with a foreigner very much in their sights to take charge of their club. 

John Kennedy’s name was mentioned in connection with the vacancy earlier this week with Celtic having fairly strong connections to the Danes through deals for Erik Sviatchenko and last season’s Champions League qualifier. 

After injury forced him into early retirement Kennedy moved into coaching and management with figures such as Brendan Rodgers , Kieran Tierney and Damien Duff speaking highly of his influence. 

Word appears to have spead to Denmark with Midtjylland Sporting Director Svend Graversen confirming their intention to look far and wide for Bo Henrikson’s successor. 

The Sun reports Gravesen saying: 

We are not going to rush. It takes the time it takes. You don’t just have one standing ready, and then you press the button and take him in. We have put it into process and we are working with a company that will help us find the right one. 

We are 100 per cent satisfied with the set-up we have. We’ve given ourselves time and peace to find the right process, and that’s what it’s about. We have to find the person who can step in and take over the team, and we must not be limited by time. 

While taking over as a manager in his own right is likely to be an ambition of Kennedy moving to a new country with the season underway doesn’t look like the smartest move. 

Earlier this year he saw what happened to his close pal Shaun Maloney at Hibs which illustrated the dangers of the wrong club at the wrong time. 

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