New details have emerged about Neil Lennon’s future at Celtic as the club find themselves 13 points behind the Rangers in the Premiership table.
It has been clear some time now that there is change needed at Celtic. The Hoops just have not been able to find their best form this season. And while they were squeezing out wins despite not performing particularly well earlier in the season, that has changed drastically over the last few months.
Celtic have just managed to win two of their last twelve games while losing six of them. Safe to say that was not the type of form that they were expecting in arguably their most important season since 1967.
Naturally, the majority of the fans want Neil Lennon to be shown the exit door and bring in a new manager. Yet, the board have stuck with him till now despite the downturn in results. But it is quickly reaching a point where their hand might be forced to make a decision that they clearly don’t want to take.
As reported by The Guardian, Lennon’s future will be discussed by the club’s hierarchy over the next 24 hours:
Lennon’s future is certain to be discussed again by the Celtic hierarchy over the next 24 hours. Last week, amid intense speculation regarding the manager – and protest from their own support – Celtic’s chief executive, Peter Lawwell, called for “strength in adversity”.
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There have been these discussions earlier as well with the board backing the manager to turn things around each time. Unfortunately, that has not been the case on the pitch though. In fact, it does feel like the performances are getting worse with every passing game and a change is badly needed.
Now, there is no question that Lennon is an absolute club legend. He deserves all the respect in the world for what he has achieved both as a player and as a manager. But all good things must come to an end and it might be time to for his stint at Parkhead to come to an end.
It is very sad how bitter this ending is, with all the fans calling for him to be sacked instead of giving him a warm farewell. But that is the reality of the situation that we find ourselves in. If the club want to save their 10IAR season then some hard decisions have to be taken. And they have to be taken quickly.