Celtic supporters split over boss in wake of Ibrox defeat

By Euan Davidson

January 2, 2021

With Celtic capitulating to another disappointing result at Ibrox today, the debate over Neil Lennon has re-emerged.

As has often been the case this season, fans have been divided over manager Neil Lennon. To many, he’s a Celtic icon who needs to see out the rest of the season. To others, he’s a relic of the past, and a symbol of short-term thinking at the club.

In Lennon’s defence, he was unlucky today. Celtic had swathes of chances but couldn’t find the cutting edge against a stern Rangers defence. Nir Bitton’s sending off enraged the Bhoys boss, who claimed that Bobby Madden’s poor display cost his side.

Steven Gerrard, on the other hand, will be wondering how his side got away with a result today. If he had planned to absorb the pressure and take Rangers’ only chance in the match, then his preparation was clinical.


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

Celtic twitter erupts

On Twitter, Celtic fans were eager to have their say on Neil Lennon. Some defended the boss:


But others were more damning in their assessments of the Celtic manager:

The question now is whether the Celtic board will stick by their man, or have a very difficult conversation in Dubai.