Neil Lennon has issued to a defiant response to anyone questioning his Celtic future.

Celtic are in the midst of another run of bad form.

Lennon’s Bhoys lost to Rangers at the turn of the year and followed that up with draws against Hibernian and Livingston.

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It’s led to renewed speculation that the manager might be on his way out of the club.

In a fiery press conference today though, Lennon hit back at his critics.

When asked about his future, the Celtic boss told The Daily Record: “My job is to carry on and get the best out of the team. It’s only a month ago we won a treble. A month.

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“There is a bloodlust out there for me to lose my job and there has been for quite a while, but that’s sort of the nature of being a football manager in this day and age.”

 

Lennon came out swinging in front of the press today, in no mood to contemplate a future without Celtic.

He has no intention of walking away anytime soon, despite stating in November that if things deteriorated further he’d have to think about it.

Some fans have bought into his anti-media and Scottish Government stance but, for me, it’s simply a sign of the manager losing further control in a horrid season, as I discussed earlier.

Neil Lennon press conference

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Everything seems too far gone for him to salvage now.

If he doesn’t go now, he will surely exit at the end of the season anyway?

Is it time to bring in a caretaker?

In other news, Michael Stewart has had his say on today’s outburst from the manager.

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