Celtic manager Neil Lennon has received further backing from the board, according to the Scottish Sun.
However, the Sun reports that Celtic majority shareholder Dermot Desmond saw enough in the performance to warrant support of the manager until 20-21’s end.
Celtic are currently in Dubai, for a controversial trip that has alienated a great number of fans and neutrals alike. Now, in another dodgy PR move for the club, they’re announcing the continued employment of a questionable manager by drip-feeding info.
While Celtic fans have continually been called “entitled” and “spoilt”, that focused ire may move to the players and coaching staff if they continue to disappoint.
The Celtic board are accepting mediocrity
The Bhoys were emphatically out of Europe by December, exited the Betfred Cup meekly at the hands of Ross County and are 19 points behind in the league.
It’s a baffling situation for a club with the resources at Celtic’s disposal. You might feel like the first half of the season provided more than enough evidence that Neil Lennon wasn’t the man for the job.
It’s no personal slight on Neil Lennon to suggest that getting the 10 was too big a job for him. One suspects it’d be too big a job for a huge number of managers.
However, the signs have always been there about Lenny, his relationships with players and how he leaves clubs (Daily Record).
It’s impossible to think that a manager less ingrained in the Celtic culture would’ve survived the club’s run of form this season. Ronny Deila left the club the summer after winning a title (BBC).
In fact, it was just after a defeat to Rangers that our former manager announced his eventual departure (Celtic FC).
The players, such as Leigh Griffiths, are insistent that Celtic will keep fighting for the title, but with Rangers in the form they’re in, 10IAR may just be out of reach.