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Celtic No2 John Kennedy predicts more trophy triumphs for the Hoops under Brendan Rodgers this season.

The ex-Parkhead boss returned to the club after Ange Postecoglou left for EPL side Tottenham.

And John Kennedy, who decided not to follow the Aussie to London, believes the Northern Irishman will carry on the Hoops dominance in the years ahead.

He told Celtic TV: “Brendan’s terrific for the club. I know him very well and have a great working relationship with him from the past.

“I know him very well and the standards he sets are very high, so it’s a terrific addition for the club to build on what we have already done here.

“Knowing the levels and standards he works to, I know he will only enhance that.

“He knows the club inside out and he will work with a new group of players that are hungry and striving for success, so he will enhance the whole process.’

“He’s a terrific guy to work for, so it’s terrific for the club to have him back and I’m sure it will be a successful period.”

John Kennedy, who will be second in command to the new Celtic boss, highlighted the differences in approach between the new manager and Ange Postecoglou.

He said: “Brendan is a different character altogether in the way he likes to be more involved in being around people a bit more socially.

“That’s how he gets the best out of people’s minds, but Ange was different in how he drew the best out of people.

“It’s two different styles, both very successful and good at what they do. For the players, it’s a change and they will have to prove themselves again and hopefully, that will be a huge stimulus to really kick on in pre-season.

John Kennedy insists the club won’t live off of last season’s treble success, with the Hoops gunning for more glory under the returning Brendan Rodgers.

He said: “When Brendan won a Treble, he went on and delivered another one, so he knows through experience what it takes to go again.’

“It won’t catch him by surprise, he knows what the club demands and he will be hungry for more success. He won’t let anyone slip into the mindset that they have achieved.

“The reality is that you’ve achieved (last season), you respect that and you park it. We have to achieve again, which is what the club demands.”