Celtic manager John Kennedy has added his name to the list of Super League critics, claiming the new competition is more about "greed" than anything else.

12 top European clubs announced on Monday that they will break away from UEFA next season to form a new league with minimal access to teams outside the founding members.

They want a 20-team league with 15 of the richest clubs immune from relegation or demotion.

The plans have been blasted as self-serving and financially motivated. Fans across England have revolted against the six Premier League clubs who have signed up, and there were protests outside Anfield and Elland Road ahead of Liverpool 's trip to Leeds.


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Reds manager Jurgen Klopp criticised it as did captain on the night James Milner, while in Scotland, Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has spoken out against it.

And now Kennedy, speaking ahead of Celtic's trip to Aberdeen, has given his verdict.

"It’s not for me. I think it’s taking away from traditional football which is ultimately about the support, fans and community," he said.

"It becomes about greed and not what football is all about."

Meanwhile, Kennedy welcomed the early arrival at the club of new Celtic  chief executive Dominic McKay.

The 42-year-old was originally due to arrive from Scottish Rugby in the summer to take over the post from Peter Lawwell, who is stepping down.

Incoming Celtic Chief Executive Dominic McKay
Incoming Celtic Chief Executive Dominic McKay

However, McKay officially checked in at Celtic Park on Monday, following the Hoops' 2-0 Scottish Cup defeat by Rangers at Ibrox on Sunday which meant the Parkhead club will finish the season trophyless for the first time since 2010.

Kennedy said: "I have been here long enough to understand the demands straight away in terms of getting the squad together, getting the team prepared and then you are going into European competition very quickly before your domestic season starts so I think it is good timing.

"He comes in, he gets a feel for the place, he gets an understanding of how it operates and what he might have to do and that will make the transition easier, having Peter there to help him with that, rather than coming in cold, right on top of the qualifying games.

"So it is better he is in early, gives him time to bed in and we will see what happens from there."

Celtic face Aberdeen on Sunday looking to restore some pride after their Scottish Cup exit to Rangers meant they will finish the season without a trophy for the first time since 2010.

There is little to play for from a Hoops perspective but Kennedy stressed the importance of finishing the season properly.

And he's promised some changes to the team who lost at Ibrox.

"We’ll make some changes in the coming games but with a consistency to go out to win the games and represent the club properly," he said.