Chris Sutton is now openly questioning the future of Neil Lennon at Celtic after last night’s desperate defeat away to Sparta Prague, speaking to BT Sport on Thursday night.

The former Celtic striker, who played alongside Lennon for years, was largely silent in the wake of last weekend’s draw against Hibernian.

He then lambasted The Green Brigade and other supporters for showing disrespect to the manager this week.

However, he’s now climbed down off the fence and offered a brutal assessment of the current situation at Celtic Park.

Speaking to BT Sport last night, Sutton said: “Neil Lennon now is under severe pressure. This is a team who have conceded 21 goals in the last nine games. They haven’t stepped up in the big games.

“They look disjointed, disorganised and, he’s my mate, but he’s in big trouble. I can’t defend that – it was a hopeless, hopeless performance.

“I know that the board have backed him, but they have a decision to make. The last time a (Celtic) manager was on this bad a run was Tony Mowbray. Ronny Deila failed in Europe too.

“This isn’t the Champions League though, this is the Europa League and for Celtic to be out after four games isn’t good enough.”

He would even go on to use words such as ‘delusional’ to describe Lennon, after watching his post-match interview.

When Lennon’s allies in the media are saying things like that, surely the club can see what’s happening too?

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

I’ve already written this morning that Celtic are unlikely to make a change today. That’s just the way they work.

However, there’s a gathering storm. Some would argue there’s already thunder and lightning.

It’s only a matter of time unless miracles happen.

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