Celtic legend Chris Sutton has called on the Hoops board to back manager Neil Lennon in the transfer market.
Commenting after Celtic’s 2-1 win over Sarajevo, Sutton took to social media to defend the manager, and to claim that the Hoops board ‘have a responsibility to back the manager in the transfer market’.
Called for two signings to be made
He also believes that Lennon needs to be given more time to mould the team into his own. The former Hoops striker also called for a centre-back and right-back to be signed.
Slightly stupid tweet… 2 games in… 5-2 aggregate score and it was the board who gave him the job… nothing like being given a bit of time… the board have a responsibility to back the manager in the transfer market… rb and cf… https://t.co/atkT9qcDtu
— Chris Sutton (@chris_sutton73) July 17, 2019
To be fair, Lennon has been backed to an extent by the board. The most notable aspect of that being the £7 million signing of Christopher Jullien.
However, the Hoops still need to make more signings before the transfer window slams shut at the end of August. The right-back situation in particular needs to be sorted.
Right-back situation needs to be resolved
Reports suggest that the Hoops are close to signing Hatem Abd Elhamed from Hapoel Be’er Sheva, but he is more of a centre-back than a right-back.
So far Neil Lennon has done well enough for the Hoops this summer. He has navigated the team into the next round of the Champions League qualifiers.
The games will get tougher as the qualifiers continue though. That is why some more additions to the squad will have to be brought in.
That extra bit of quality could be enough to take the Hoops into the group stages, so Sutton is right to call for more signings to be made.