Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has made a revelation that may well explain Celtic’s performances under Neil Lennon.
McAvennie revealed on the Open Goal podcast on YouTube that he has been told that some players are not taking kindly to Lennon’s methods of training.
“I got told that Lenny was shouting at one of them and the player said, ‘Brendan never shouted at us’” McAvennie said.
“He’ll get another job”
“I feel sorry for Lenny. His stock’s high. If he doesn’t get the job, he’ll get another job because he’s a good manager.”
It was always going to be difficult for the players to get used to Lennon’s methods. After all, most had only known Celtic under Brendan Rodgers.
If the players aren’t taking to Lennon’s ideas, that could explain the recent poor performances, In particular, the no-show in the 2-0 loss to Rangers.
Credit for getting the Hoops over the line
In a way, Lennon and the staff at Celtic deserve credit for managing to get the team over the line to the title. The players could easily have let the distraction of Brendan Rodgers leaving affect them.
However, the players and the staff have been professional enough to get the job done. Where that leaves Lennon for next season is not yet know.
The performances have not been great under his watch. However, McAvennie’s disclosure could paint a picture as to how the performances have been poor.