Neil Lennon has a better win percentage than Brendan Rodgers, it’s been revealed.
Stats in the Scotsman show that the departed Rodgers had a 69.94% of wins to his name as Hoops manager. That total is over a sum of 163 competitive games in charge.
Yet, despite the Northern Irishman’s stellar record, Lennon trumps it with a 70.04% record. It’s hardly much of an increase, but Lennon also managed it over the course of 227 games – a good 64 more than Rodgers.
That’s not to say Lennon is a better manager than Rodgers by any means. Rodgers left Celtic having wrapped up seven consecutive domestic trophies and on course for number eight and nine. But, what it does provide supporters is some reassurance between now and the end of the season.
Regardless of who fans want as the next permanent Celtic manager, Lennon will do just fine in the short-term. Will he win the treble treble? Who knows, but a league title success looks extremely likely.
Lennon’s win ratio at Parkhead perhaps gets overlooked for the cup exits under him. During his first spell in Glasgow, sawon seen his Celtic side knocked out of cup football by the likes of Ross County, Morton, Aberdeen, and Hearts to name a few.
But his record in the league and in Europe was spectacular. He reached two consecutive Champions League group stages, and also managed a last-16 spot in the 2012-13 season. That’s more than could be said for Rodgers, who, contrary to certain fan beliefs, was backed financially.
Lenny deserves everyone’s backing
Between now and the end of the campaign, our backing goes straight to Lennon. He’s answered the desperate call from Celtic in our hour of need.
Sure, this works out for Lennon too. He was out of work and was openly interested in the Celtic vacancy in the past before Rodgers stepped in.
But Lennon provides us with the old adage of a safe pair of hands. He knows the club inside out and has first-hand experience of what this Celtic side is all about.
Lennon is the right man at the right time. Will it prove to be a long-term association? Time will tell, but hopefully it is because it will have meant that he’s racked up a treble treble.
And, at the very least, he would’ve shot that win percentage up some more.