The latest Celtic rumour surrounding the club’s next manager in case Neil Lennon is sacked is starting to pick up some pace.
Celtic’s 3-2 win over Lille in the last game of their Europa League campaign has given Neil Lennon some much needed breathing space. The manager has been immense pressure over the past several months as the side had won just 2 of their last 12 games heading into last night’s game.
It might have been a dead-rubber for the Hoops who had already been eliminated from the competition but there were a lot of positives form last night’s performance though, particularly Ismaila Soro and David Turnbull. And the fans will be hoping that Lennon has finally seen the light at the end of the tunnel.
He is nowhere near being out of the woods though as managers continue to be linked with the club left, right and centre. One of those is current Hibernian boss Jack Ross. And it looks like his club are also aware of those links.
As reported by Edinburgh Live:
Hibs are aware of suggestions Celtic will make a move for Jack Ross if Neil Lennon leaves the club soon. The Easter Road boss is understood to be highly-rated within the Celtic setup with members of the board keeping a close eye on his progress through his career.
And Graeme Mathie admits he isn’t surprised clubs are looking at Ross and hailed him as a top coach and manager, but insists he’s going nowhere soon. Ross has impressed since returning to Scotland with Hibs after a spell at Sunderland and Mathie hopes nobody will coming in for hi in the coming weeks and months.
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They face Kilmarnock at home this weekend before taking on Hearts in the Scottish Cup Final at Hampden Park the following Sunday. Two wins from those games and things might start to turn. Any negative results and last night’s performance won’t mean anything.
To be honest, Ross is not the worst choice if the club do indeed end up sacking Lennon. He has had productive spells at St Mirren, Sunderland and Hibernian. Although many will point towards his lack of experience and question whether he has the pedigree to steady a ship the size of Celtic.
At this point of time though, the best case scenario involves Lennon managing to turn this thing around. We saw the emergence of Soro and Turnbull last night, two players who hopefully will start this Sunday as well. And the performance was much better as well although mistakes still remains a part of their game.