Neil Lennon shows sympathy towards Rangers FC manager Steven Gerrard after a tough spell of dropping matches domestically.
Rangers appeared to be knocking on Celtic’s door before the New Year, after winning the most recent Glasgow Derby match 2-1 in December. That put Rangers within two points of Neil Lennon’s Celtic, with a game in hand.
With the New Year it brought rejuvenation to the Bhoys in Green and White, but nothing of the sort came for Rangers. While Celtic has been busy winning every single match since returning from the winter break, and in all but one scoring three goals, Rangers has now dropped 10-points clear in the table.
After losing to Kilmarnock on Wednesday, Rangers skipper Steven Gerrard took to the press conference podium to accept and then deflect blame about the state of the club. He and his club are in a precarious situation.
But Neil Lennon is showing some sympathy towards his rival manager, and expressed it to The Herald:
“I can empathise to a certain degree, yeah. I’ve been through that myself. It’s a tough environment at times, and an unrealistic environment at times as well.
“I can’t really comment on the form that Rangers are in or what they are going through. You have empathy for all managers because it’s such a tough job and there’s so many aspects to it.”
Rangers firmly believed that the 2019/2020 season was their season to finally knock of the Hoops for the Scottish Premiership League crown. To be completely fair, they did produce effort during the first half of the season, but per usual, have fallen apart entering the final third of the season.
After spending a lot of money during the last two transfer windows, it will be interesting to see how Rangers is able to recover for the rest of the season, and the foreseeable future. Bad investments rarely yield plentiful returns.