Celtic can't sack Neil Lennon even with bad start

By Connor Gordon

August 22, 2019

Celtic would be crazy to sack Neil Lennon even if there is a potential disaster on the cards.

The club’s exit from the Champions League has prompted some fans to call for his departure. This was furthered by the weekend’s dismal cup performance against Dunfermline.

Unfortunately, at this important stage of the league season, having no immediate replacement is suicide.

Celtic are keeping Neil Lennon

Even if the club go out and lose to AIK Stockholm tonight, Lennon is staying.

An important Hearts match and the return leg against the Swedes before a massive derby against Rangers proves the club needs a manager.

Neil Lennon raging at Dunfermline performance. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Performances are dire recently and the Irishman will be looking to tonight to dispel that.

The team can score all day but the defence is a clear downside and everyone can see that. Matters are worse as new right-back Mohammed Abd Elhamed may miss out tonight. There may be another auxiliary full-back like last week but this time it may be forced.

Lennon took a lot of deserved stick for playing Callum McGregor at left-back in the Cluj defeat.

Neil Lennon’s Callum McGregor decisions enraged fans. (Photo by Alex Nicodim/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

A repeated error would have fans reeling but this isn’t his fault this time.

If Lennon has survived the last week then the following ones aren’t going to be any different.

When can Celtic get rid of Neil Lennon?

Realistically, the club will only replace Lennon when they have a proper replacement to come in.

This will open up an even greater can of worms and a complete gamble considering what’s at sake.

Will David Moyes be the next Celtic boss? (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

Who will come in? Will they be a better manager than Lennon? What if it goes wrong?

This is a position club shouldn’t be finding itself in and it all goes back to the board.

Lennon never should have been given the job and the way he was offered it is as amateur as his selection.

Gear up Bhoys and Ghirls, we are on this road for a long time yet.