Celtic are going to appoint Neil Lennon as the club’s permanent manager sooner or later, aren’t they?

Rumours of big names such as Roberto Martinez and Andre Villas Boas have come and gone.

Nobody else is being properly linked other than hearsay or through bookmakers.

Everything is lining up for the Irishman to take over properly at the end of the season.

Surely fans must get behind him now and make sure the board back him.

Neil Lennon the man to take over Celtic

Everyone can dream for another box office manager like Brendan Rodgers but that was a one-off.

Brendan Rodgers used Celtic as stepping stone to Premier League post. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

He needed Celtic as much as we needed him at the time and both benefited.

None of the other rumoured managers are in that position.

Peter Lawwell went for the predictable and easy choice and he will stick with that.

The only thing that could change that should the season end in a disaster which is very unlikely.

 

The Irishman is being afforded to get his staff in such as John Park and is discussing transfers.

This isn’t the task for a six-month temporary gaffer who knows he is being replaced at the end of the season.

Celtic Chairman and Chief Executive must back Neil Lennon. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Fans now need to make sure Lennon is going to have the finances.

Neil Lennon needs money to implement style

Critics of the former Hoops captain are forgetting that this isn’t his group of players.

He also said he isn’t changing much of what Rodgers brought in with the help of John Kennedy so hasn’t put his footprint on the team, yet.

As he looks most likely to take over, Lennon must have financial backing to be able to do that.

Celtic started this season in mid-July against Alashkert. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Hoops have another gruelling Champions League qualifying campaign starting in July.

Around seven first-team players must be sourced to replace the outgoing stars.

This is Lawwell’s man and he must show that he has made the right choice with Lennon.

Failure to do that may result in a disaster next season in one that the club should be making sure it doesn’t waste.