Celtic captain Scott Brown has laughed off any suggestions of a Neil Lennon argument he was supposed to have had.
Lennon responded earlier today to suggestions he had fallen out with his captain several weeks ago (Scottish Sun). The Celtic manager was quick to dismiss it and reaffirm that his relationship with Brown is as positive as can be.
Celtic are currently on a 100% winning streak in the Premiership. Their only setback this season was the Cluj defeat at Parkhead, with plenty of paranoia coming out after that contest.
But Brown has moved to give his side of the story regarding any rift. Speaking at his press conference via Celtic TV, the Celtic star didn’t do anything but laugh off the suggestions.
“Brilliant (on his relationship with Lennon). Our relationship has always been good. As soon as he came in he kept me on as captain. He left and we stayed in touch all through his time at Bolton and Hibs.
“We met up on a couple of occasions as well. There’s no rift between the two of us whatsoever.
“It was good to read though. Keep that coming.”
How successful has the Lennon-Brown combination been?
The pair have enjoyed incredible success throughout their time together. In fact, for Lennon in particular, he might not have a better player-manager relationship in football than what he has with Brown.
Together, the duo have managed to win an incredible seven trophies since Lennon was first appointed back in 2010. And it’s clear a strong friendship has managed to arise from that success too.
It’s probably also fair to say that Lennon played a monumental part in Brown’s career. Keeping him on as captain after Tony Mowbray originally appointed Brown with the honour was a huge call. Lennon was under pressure to get Celtic going again, and changing the captain would’ve been an easy thing to do. Instead, he showed faith in Brown.
The rest is history. And to think that a poor 45-minute display against Cluj could wreck that relationship was desperate stuff.
Lennon is going for an impressive five wins out of five against Hamilton this Saturday. And in all of those matches so far, Brown has been instrumental. He continues to show no signs of slowing down, and remains a key player to Celtic.
Both men have done just as much for each other as the other has. And you can always sense that respect between them. It was good to see both come together and dismiss any rumours that this had changed.