Celtic assistant John Kennedy insisted Ange Postecoglou is targeted on “constructing one thing particular” amid hypothesis a few transfer to Leeds.
The Australian has been linked with the place at Elland Road after Jesse Marsch was sacked following a poor run of outcomes.
Kennedy expects comparable tales given Postecoglou’s affect with Celtic 9 factors away from Rangers as they give the impression of being to retain the Scottish Premiership title.
The long-serving coach spoke forward of Saturday’s Scottish Cup conflict with St Mirren to provide Postecoglou per week off and joked that they had “simply tied him to the chair upstairs and a put couple of safety on his door”.
But the previous Celtic defender reassured supporters their supervisor was absolutely dedicated.
“There’s all the time hypothesis, I believe credit score to the supervisor by way of the job that he is achieved right here,” Kennedy stated. “It’s a bit like gamers, when gamers come and do effectively they get linked to different golf equipment.
“The supervisor has proven himself his talents as a supervisor. I believe if you try this and you’ve got success with that you just appeal to consideration.
“That’s what’s occurred however, in the end, there’s a whole lot of hypothesis, a whole lot of noise however I do know first hand the best way he works. He’s actually targeted on his job right here, he loves being right here.
“He’s in the midst of constructing one thing very particular so I believe his thoughts is firmly targeted on being at Celtic and doing the very best he can right here.”
Kennedy, who has additionally labored underneath Neil Lennon, Ronny Deila and Brendan Rodgers, described what it’s like to look at Postecoglou up shut.
“He has been a terrific man to work with,” he stated. “He got here in with a extremely clear concept of what he desires and now we have all embraced that and tried to suit that into how we work.
“The largest message I can provide you is his consistency in how he delivers his messages and what he desires from the staff.
“The large factor for the gamers is that they get the repeated message on a regular basis by way of the sport mannequin and the important thing ideas and behaviours and what he expects. That’s just about ingrained within the gamers now and I believe you possibly can see that.
“He does not draw back from that, week on week he drills it into them and does not waver on that.”
St Mirren are the one Scottish staff to beat Celtic this season and Kennedy is aware of they should be completely targeted for the fifth-round tie in Glasgow.
He stated: “There’s all the time a barely totally different mindset. There’s a much bigger consequence, there is no such thing as a means of redeeming your self the next week or in a while within the season so you need to go in with the utmost give attention to it.
“Even in case your efficiency is not going to plan you need to one way or the other dig out a outcome and get by way of to the following spherical.
“We know that however we simply keep on with the method. We understand how we need to play and the method and the best way we put together will not change however you all the time behind your head have to keep up that there is a greater consequence to this recreation in case you do not carry out on the day.”
Right-back Anthony Ralston is in competition to return from a again damage with back-up goalkeeper Benjamin Siegrist the one absentee with a minor calf downside.