Everything is set for a monumental Celtic rebuild this summer - on and off the pitch - following what can only be described as a disastrous campaign, but how far should any potential clear-out stretch?

Following the 6-0 thrashing of Livingston on Saturday, interim boss John Kennedy insisted the Hoops remained the best side in the country, despite trailing bitter rivals Rangers by a whopping 20 points.

But was there any truth to Kennedy's claims or was it simply bravado and bluster ahead of this weekend's Scottish Cup showdown at Ibrox?

New chief executive Dominic McKay is set for a hectic introduction to life at Celtic Park with the future of some of the Hoops' most important players seemingly stuck in limbo.

But who should McKay fight to retain, and who could easily be let go?

Here, we put the current crop at Parkhead under the microscope, and decide who should be kept and who should be swiftly shown the exit door...

Scott Bain

The 29-year-old has had his memorable moments between the sticks but he's never really convinced that he could be considered a long-term replacement for Fraser Forster.

A good goalkeeper but perhaps as a first-choice goalie for another Premiership side.

Verdict: Sell

Vasilis Barkas

Vasilis Barkas
Barkas has failed to convince this season

The £5M Greece international has endured a pretty woeful start to life in Glasgow, with a blunder against Ferencvaros in the Champions League qualifiers a particular lowlight.

But has he really been given a proper opportunity to show what he can do?

Surely he deserves more time, and more matches, to fully justify his price-tag?

Verdict: Keep

Conor Hazard

Stepped into the breach during an extremely difficult time for the club, and whilst he might still have some developing left to do, the 23-year-old showed enough guts and character to suggest he might just have what it takes to be a useful Celtic goalkeeper.

Verdict: Keep

Christopher Jullien

An injury-ravaged season has seen the Frenchman sit out most of the campaign, with his imposing presence often missed at the heart of the Hoops defence - particularly at set-pieces.

A revitalised and rejuvenated Jullien could be crucial in Celtic's bid to wrestle back the title next season.

Verdict: Keep

Kristoffer Ajer

With just one year left on his contract, and with suggestions that he might have an eye on a move this summer, it might well be time for Celtic to cash-in on the undoubtedly talented centre-back.

Verdict: Sell

Stephen Welsh

The 21-year-old has been impressive since being handed a chance to show what he can do and has barely put a foot wrong in his 16 appearances so far this season.

With exceptional passing accuracy and a cool head, Celtic may have unearthed a gem in this promising defender.

Verdict: Keep

Greg Taylor

The left-back has experienced an up-and-down campaign and has yet to really full convince as the club's first-choice in his position.

However, the Scotland international has definitely had his moments and at just 23 he still has plenty of developing left to do.

Verdict: Keep

Diego Laxalt

Diego Laxalt
The left-back could cost a significant fee to keep

The tenacious Uruguayan enjoyed a bright start to life in Glasgow after arriving on-loan from AC Milan, but his hot and cold displays since have often mirrored Celtic's frustrating year.

Given he'd probably command a pretty significant fee to sign permanently and with little resale value at 28, Laxalt will probably find himself heading back to Serie A.

Verdict: Let Go

Anthony Ralston

He's never convinced as a Celtic defender and should probably be eyeing-up a move elsewhere to further his career, despite having one year remaining on his deal at Parkhead.

Verdict: Sell

Shane Duffy

Without being too unkind to the Republic of Ireland captain, Duffy might well go down as one of the most infamous Hoops signings of modern times, with most of his performances being nothing short of woeful.

Symbolic of a shambolic season that promised so much last summer.

Verdict: Let Go

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Jonjoe Kenny

The Everton loanee has been steady enough since arriving in the final hours of the January transfer window, but is he really the long-term solution at right-back?

Has he really excelled enough to justify being signed permanently?

Verdict: Let Go

Ismaila Soro

The 22-year-old holding midfielder was impressive when handed an opportunity to show what he can do and should only flourish in the absence of Scott Brown.

Verdict: Keep

James Forrest

Badly missed during his lengthly spell on the sidelines.

With his 30th birthday approaching in July, Celtic fans could be about to witness Forrest truly hit his peak.

Verdict: Keep

David Turnbull

David Turnbull
The exciting playmaker has been brilliant this season

One of the few bright spots in Celtic's season, Turnbull has cemented himself as the future of the club's midfield.

A genuinely exciting talent whom the rest of the midfield should be built around.

Verdict: Keep

Tom Rogic

Like a lot of his team-mates, Rogic has been underwhelming for most of the campaign, with just two goals in 32 appearances in all competitions.

However, with two years still remaining on his contract - and the Australian international only 28 - he could definitely still have something to offer the next Celtic manager.

Still capable of conjuring up a moment of magic.

Verdict: Keep

Mikey Johnston

Another season interrupted by injury but Johnston still remains one of the club's most promising young talents, and should thrive if given the right guidance and support.

Verdict: Keep

Nir Bitton

A useful and versatile player capable of playing to a high standard in several different positions. He could still have something to offer next season.

Verdict: Keep

Callum McGregor

It's been a really frustrating season for McGregor but he remains a classy player - and one Celtic should do everything in their power to keep.

A strong showing at the Euros with Scotland - followed by a decent rest - should be all that's required for McGregor to reset and get back to his best.

Verdict: Keep

Ryan Christie

With just one year remaining on his contract, and no sign of a new deal being struck, it might be time for Christie to try something new in his career.

Verdict: Sell

Mohamed Elyounoussi

With 18 goals this season, the Norwegian international has proved himself to be a top talent during his second loan spell in Scotland - but is he affordable?

With two more years to go on his deal at parent club Southampton, a permanent deal might be out of Celtic's financial reach but they should do explore every option to try and make it happen.

Verdict: Keep

Leigh Griffiths

Another disappointing season has seen Griffiths return just seven goals - the last of which came in January.

He turns 31 in August and a fresh start might be the best option for both him and Celtic.

Verdict: Sell

Patryk Klimala

At 22, he still has some developing to do, but there's no question Klimala has failed to justify his £3.5M transfer fee.

With just three goals in 24 appearances this season, there hasn't been much evidence to suggest he'll ever meet the standards required to be a Celtic striker.

Verdict: Sell

Albian Ajeti

It might not be the most popular view but Celtic could still have a decent player in Ajeti - given he's allowed a proper run in the starting XI and the correct kind of coaching.

Admittedly he's been underwhelming, but perhaps the 24-year-old deserves a stay of execution for now.

Verdict: Keep

Odsonne Edouard

Odsonne Edouard
Odsonne Edouard remains Celtic's talisman

Undeniably remains the jewel in Celtic's crown, even if he looked slightly disinterested earlier in the season.

An undeniably fabulous talent, the club's hierarchy should do everything they can to ensure the 23-year-old striker signs and extension to his current contract, which ends in 2022.

However, whether or not Edouard has his heart set on a move to one of the continent's top five leagues remains to be seen.

Verdict: Keep

Olivier Ntcham

Not interested in being a Celtic player. Should depart this summer.

Verdict: Sell

Vakoun Bayo

Never convinced as a Hoops striker and probably never will after just six goals in France's second-tier this season whilst on-loan at Toulouse.

Verdict: Sell

Boli Bolingoli

Extremely disappointing on and off the pitch, the left-back should be moved on permanently during the close season.

Verdict: Sell

Jack Hendry

An impressive spell in Belgium has seen Hendry revitalise his career, and even put himself in the frame for Scotland's European Championships squad, but he always seemed to struggle with the pressure of playing at a club of Celtic's size.

Perhaps a fresh start is best all round.

Verdict: Sell

Marian Shved

The winger wasn't given an opportunity by either Brendan Rodgers or Neil Lennon - perhaps there could be a reason for that?

Verdict: Sell