One aspect of Celtic’s upcoming league game against Hearts doesn’t seem to have been commented upon. It could be Neil Lennon’s last visit to Celtic Park for the foreseeable future.
The interim manager’s final game in charge is next Saturday’s Scottish Cup Final against Hearts at Hampden Park.
That means that should Lennon not be named as Celtic’s next permanent manager, he might not be back at Celtic Park for a while.
A huge ovation
Should that be the case, then Lennon deserves a huge ovation from the Celtic support. He should receive this even if he returns as manager next season.
Lennon’s Celtic side might not have played the best football in recent weeks. However, he came to help the club in its hour of need when Brendan Rodgers departed.
Handled a team in turmoil
He managed to navigate a Celtic side who must have been in turmoil to the league title, and the Scottish Cup Final.
As a result, when the interim manager lifts the Premiership title after the game, he deserves to hear the entire stadium signing his name.
Lennon was already a Celtic legend for what he achieved as a player and his first spell as manager. His legend has grown in this second spell.
Could this be Lennon’s last game at Celtic Park? We don’t yet know. But he deserves to hear the fans sing his name one final time if it is.