Celtic SLO takes brilliant stance alongside supporters regarding key board issue

By David Walton

January 13, 2021

Celtic SLO JP Taylor has brilliantly stood alongside supporters in urging the board to present their findings from their New Year review.

The Hoops said in a statement back in early December that Neil Lennon’s future will be reviewed in the New Year. This came after some dreadful results that had the Hoops lagging behind badly in the title race.

At face value, it looked as though Lennon had passed any review. He managed six consecutive wins to close out 2020 before losing to Rangers at Ibrox whilst putting in a dominant performance. However, that’s been followed up by a horrendous PR disaster in the Dubai trip, This then led to more dropped points vs Hibs on Monday night.

Club supporters have taken to the liason officer to query whether Celtic will tell fans what happened with the New Year review. And in a brilliant showing of solidarity, JP stood by the supporters on this issue:

Superb stuff from the Celtic SLO; time for the board to outline results

There’s been very little spoken of the January review since the derby match. So much focus has been on the catastrophic jaunt to Dubai. The 1-1 draw against Hibs on Monday night also didn’t go down too well either.

A report in the Scottish Sun after the game at Ibrox seemed to hint Lennon had passed his review. It stated that Dermot Desmond was pleased with what he saw from Celtic against Rangers. Therefore, that seemed to be enough to keep Lennon in the job. His winning run at the end of last year also would’ve helped.

However, there hasn’t been an official statement on this. Nothing from the club that formally says Lennon has passed this review. And that’s important as it still leaves supporters without clarity on both the result and the reasoning.

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

The latter part is just as important as the former. Celtic supporters deserve to know why the Hoops board have come to the decision they have. And with the club’s winning run having evaporated now, they can’t stick by that excuse.

Lennon needed wins and plenty of them to get fans back onside. That the six consecutive victories at the end of the year barely satisfied many was a key sign of just how dreadful we had been all season.

Hopefully, we get an official club statement on what’s happening here. The fans deserve clarity at the very least, and it’s great to see an official club figure on board with it too.

In other news, this Celtic youngster has been delighted with his progression away from Parkhead.