Kris Commons admits he’s surprised that Celtic haven’t appointed a new manager yet. The former Hoops attacker reckons the club need to give themselves the best chance of success next season by making a decision now.

Speaking to the BBC, Commons thinks a new manager would help player recruitment next term.

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“Celtic are at the point where something needs to be sorted. That’s not just for the current squad but for identifying players.

“I wouldn’t like to be a player away from Celtic getting a phone call saying ‘would you like to come and play? But we haven’t got a manager just yet.”

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Stick, twist, or wait?

There’s an argument that the Hoops hierarchy have little to lose by waiting until the end of the season to see how Lennon has performed.

We need only look at Manchester United who have plummeted after prematurely giving the job to their interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. Celtic have done the right thing by letting Lennon get on with his job, free from any internal pressure.

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Celtic’s priorities lie in sealing a third successive domestic treble first and foremost. After that, we can look at appointing a manager to take us forward next season. This summer was always going to be a busy one in terms of player recruitment so in many ways the managerial issue is not that important.

What is important is that Celtic keep winning on the pitch. Not making a decision over the manager until the end of the season will help us do that.

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