Defiant Dalglish says Neil Lennon is going nowhere; still thinks Celtic's ten-in-a-row is on

By John McGinley

October 26, 2020

Celtic icon Kenny Dalglish says the club will not be giving a thought to sacking Neil Lennon despite a dire week on the pitch, BBC Scotland reports.

Lennon’s Bhoys suffered defeats against Rangers and AC Milan, before dropping more Scottish Premiership points in a draw against Aberdeen on Sunday.

It’s not good enough, and everyone knows it. One of the consequences is the rising ill feeling inside the support about the job Lennon is doing as manager.

Some even want him gone, a feeling that has persisted for over a week now.

It’s not something Dalglish is concerned about and the legend, who will know plenty of people inside Celtic Park, doesn’t think the club are even contemplating it.

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He told BBC Scotland: “Inside the football club at this particular moment in time, Neil Lennon’s going nowhere, he’ll stay where he is and they don’t want him to go anywhere.

“He’s proven himself many times. He won’t deliver 10-in-a-row himself in isolation, he needs a lot of help from a lot of players. But for me, whether it’s 10-in-a-row or it’s not, he’s still the man who deserves to be in charge.

“It happened last year, Rangers were top at Christmas, then a complete turnaround and Celtic ran away with it.”

Much has been said about Lennon’s future over the last seven days. We’ve certainly discussed it at length on our YouTube channel and in articles.

I don’t believe this current project is going well and I have massive concerns about Lennon’s management and whether or not he can dig us out of this hole.

If I had to commit, either way, I’d say he can’t, this time.

However, Dalglish is right. The club are absolutely not rushing into anything here, and it’s foolish to think otherwise.

Celtic manager Neil Lennon / (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Do you really see Peter Lawwell releasing a statement this week about Lennon’s departure?

We know Celtic don’t work like that. There’s plenty of road left for Lennon, but with the crisis accelerating faster, he needs to get a grip of the situation.

In other news, Diego Laxalt has had a baptism of fire at Celtic, but the early signs are promising.