It wasn’t supposed to end like this for Neil Lennon and Celtic.
He’s had such a storied history at the club, with his contributions bringing so much success, that for it all to get a bit ugly is a crying shame.
Yet it’s rapidly becoming clear his second management spell is coming to an end.
If it’s not this week, it’ll be another week in the not too distant future.
This season is no longer salvageable and the club need to adjust and think long-term.
At the very least, Celtic fans deserve acknowledgement that a managerial change is on the horizon, even
Pundit Michael Stewart’s summation of today’s game against Livingston pretty much tells the story of where we are at.
He said, on Twitter: “Celtics season is whimpering to an end. No energy, no desire, no urgency and psychologically they now look as low as ever.
“Livingston were aggressive in their play at Parkhead and are understandably disappointed with only taking a point.”
Spot on Celtic verdict from Michael Stewart
When you think that Celtic are supposed to be energised right now after a trip to Dubai, the entire situation is rather absurd.
Livingston did deserve a win today. In the season we’re shooting for ten-in-a-row. When this squad have everything to prove to supporters.
No insult intended to Livi but, that just shows you how far standards have slipped at Celtic Park under Neil Lennon’s watch.
Change needs to happen now, in whatever form the club chooses. If they aren’t in a position to appoint a long-term successor then at least admit that to supporters.
Admit that, appoint a caretaker and let us move on from this terrible season. The title race is over.
If we don’t start building for the future now, we’re only delaying our chances of competing at home and abroad.