Lennon contract length makes sense for both him and Celtic
Neil Lennon has finally been confirmed as the permanent Celtic manager. Perhaps the most interesting aspect about the deal Lennon has made with the Hoops board is the length of his contract.
It is a one-year rolling contract. That makes sense for both the club and Lennon.
Anything can happen in football
It would not make much sense to tie Lennon down on a long-term deal. The reason being, you never know what can happen in football.
If Lennon had signed a long-term deal with the club and things had gone wrong, he would need his contract paid up if he was sacked.
Rodgers situation may be reason for deal
Thankfully it seems like the board and the club are focused on the here and now, and not the future. That means that should Lennon win the league next season – as we all hope he does – his contract can then roll on for another 12 months.
Now that Lennon is finally in charge, he will have the support of the fans. It is even more important that he gets the support of the board.
The Hoops really need to make some decent signings in the summer transfer window. Should that be the case, any doubts fans have over the appointment will begin to disappear.