Kris Commons pictured with Neil Lennon, could he join the backroom staff?

By Connor Gordon

May 29, 2019

Former Celtic attacking midfielder Kris Commons was pictured with Neil Lennon yesterday.

The former player and manager are on holiday in Marbella in the post-season.

Both men were pictured with agents and it could prompt speculation over Commons’ future job prospects.

Commons even still refers to Lennon as ‘gaffa’.

Will the ex-Scottish international be lining up inside the dug out with his old boss next season?

Kris Commons back to Celtic?

Since he stopped playing last year, Commons has been a pundit with Sky Sports.

Kris Commons is player turned pundit with Sky Sports. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

This shows he still has the national game in his heart but also an analytical mindset towards it.

Not only that, he writes for the Daily Mail sport and appears on BBC Sportsound from time to time.

Could Lennon bring in Commons to work with the likes of Damien Duff and John Kennedy as a coach?

Brendan Rodgers brought his old player in Kolo Touré to Celtic as part of his first experience in management.

Both men are experienced heads and players would look to them for advice.

Commons has been there, seen it and done it in Scotland and clearly still has a thirst for the game.

Kris Commons with Scottish Premiership title. (Photo by Jeff Holmes/Getty Images)

However, there will be some fans who believe the club will have fallen with the appointment.

Kris Commons has his critics

There are some in the Hoops faithful who would blast the club should Commons get the post.

Some aren’t happy with his punditry work which could leave a bad taste in some peoples’ mouths.

Fans will be quite rightly pointing out that the club has went from respected staffers such as Rodgers, Chris Davies and Glen Driscoll to the likes of Lennon, Kennedy and Commons.

Kris Commons scoring against Fenerbahce. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty images)

This said, Commons could surprise many if he is offered the job. He is experienced in Scotland and has played and scored in many big games in Europe.

Everyone should be given at least one chance to see if they’re up to the task.

Only if they can’t match it, should proper criticism be had of them.