Mark Wilson is wrong about Celtic job claim after potential Rangers victory

By Connor Gordon

March 20, 2019

According to the Daily Record, Mark Wilson believes Neil Lennon should get the Celtic job should they beat Rangers next week.

The former Hoops right-back wants his old gaffer to get the job as he will increase Celtic’s lead at the top.

The Bhoys are 10 points clear and can take that to 13 which will all but sealed the title with a cherry on top.

However, Wilson must note that one win against Rangers doesn’t seal potential future security.

Celtic job is more than one win against Rangers

Take away the context of the Glasgow Derby and it is just another game the interim gaffer has to win to have even a shot of getting the job permanently.

Jobs can’t be based on Celtic and Rangers games. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Hoops have hardly set the world on fire during the Irishman’s short tenure, though he has had difficulties.

A few last-minute bail outs has stopped the gap closing a little further and this must be remembered.

However, Wilson believes beating Rangers is what will secure Lennon the full time position.

He told the Daily Record: “If Neil had let the gap slip then maybe questions would be asked but he’s got it to 10 and if he gets it to 13 or more then he has to get the job.”

The performances certainly haven’t been there so far and must count for more than one derby win.

Dud managers have beaten Rangers before

Rangers games should not be the benchmark to which Hoops bosses are awarded jobs or base full seasons on.

The likes of Ronny Deila and Doctor Jozef Vengloš all have at least one win against the Ibrox side.

Ronny Deila celebrates with Leigh Griffiths after derby goal. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Both men weren’t the ideal Celtic bosses and ultimately lost their jobs due to the team’s overall performance.

Yes, they helped the Hoops bring players in that have gone down in folklore, but the bigger picture must be looked at.

Celtic must have a higher ceiling than Lennon when it comes to picking a permanent manager.

Celtic must continue the high calibre of manager in the ilk of Brendan Rodgers. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

It may be spoiling the Celtic support, but Brendan Rodgers set a precedent which must be followed.

Going back six years by having Lennon and John Park at the helm isn’t the answer.

The board have £9 million from the Rodgers sale and should use it wisely to get a high calibre manager.