With the international break in full-swing, now seems the right time to have a look at Neil Lennon’s four games in charge as Celtic interim boss so far.
It has to be said that so far, results have been better than performances. In a way that is understandable. It can’t have been easy for the Hoops players to deal with the upheaval surrounding the departure of Brendan Rodgers.
Highlight so far
The performance against Hibernian has probably been the highlight of Lennon’s time as interim boss. The decision to move James Forrest into the middle of the park changed the game.
Since then though, performances have deteriorated. The draw against Aberdeen was disappointing, with few chances created. The performance against Dundee was arguably even worse, but the Hoops managed to pull off the victory.
Doing what he has asked
Lennon is doing what he was asked – giving the Hoops a virtually unassailable lead at the top of the table. But the performances have been a worry so far.
The performances will need to improve before the end of the season for Lennon to be considered as the favourite to be named as next Hoops permanent boss.
However, should the treble be clinched, the job is Lennon’s to lose. Only time will tell, but as yet, Lennon still has a bit to do to make sure that he is appointed as the next Celtic boss.