Celtic legend Packie Bonner believes he knows the reason why the club haven’t sacked Neil Lennon despite the poor run of results.
It is pretty clear that Celtic need to ring in a few changes if they are to turn this season around and somehow rescue the failing 10IAR campaign. In fact, it has been clear for quite some time now.
Over the last 12 games, they have managed just 2 wins. And you’d have to question how many managers would’ve survived such a poor run of results at a club like Celtic, where you are expected to win almost every game. Yet Neil Lennon still finds himself in the managerial hot seat. And club legend Packie Bonner believes he knows the reason why.
The club are set to play the Scottish Cup final against Hearts on December 20th. And according to Bonner, the board do not want sack Lennon before that game is played.
As reported by The Scottish Sun, he said:
“Do they have to change the manager for somebody else to come in and ignite this group? Get them feeling good about themselves?
“But I feel they will stick with Lennon until the Cup final. They can win a quadruple Treble.
“But they will be thinking the league’s really difficult now. Lennon did them a turn when Brendan Rodgers left.
“So I think he’ll be given until the final for that reason, and that reason alone.”
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If that is indeed how the board are looking at things then it is hard to agree with them. The way the club are playing right now, who is to say that they’ll actually manage to win the Cup under Lennon?
It is another chance to make history. A quadruple treble is something that no club in history has ever achieved. And we are putting that at risk as well. Just like 10IAR is in serious danger at the moment.
As things stand, the Hoops find themselves 13 points behind the Rangers in the league table with their two games in hand behind their only saving grace. Those games in hand won’t mean much though if we don’t win them.
Let’s see whether Bonner is right or not before jumping to any conclusions though. Rumours broke out earlier today that the club hierarchy are set to discuss Lennon’s future within the next 24 hours.