Neil Lennon is proving his Celtic doubters wrong
Neil Lennon will be proving a lot of his doubters wrong this early on in the season.
The Irishman is dispelling many worries some fans will have put to him when he took the job full time.
Criticisms over transfers in and out is one point that fans made a huge deal of.
Currently, Lennon is doing a stellar job so far but fans will demand more, of course.
Manager is getting transfers right
If fans had a list of outgoings for the coming season, then Lennon definitely got the memo.
A lot of the deadwood from previous years are departing on different terms at last. Some who didn’t get a game like Scott Allan and Marvin Compper are finally off the books. The club are also asking for proper fees for players with interest in them too.
In terms of recruits coming in, Lennon is also playing a blinder.
Fans always want their manager backed by the board, especially at Celtic. Lennon is fortunate that he is getting his targets and the club are paying the hefty amounts.
A few million here and there to fill obvious weaknesses will be welcome news to the Hoops faithful.
Christopher Jullien is the second highest fee paid by the club and Boli Bolingoli was above the average price. However, all of this good news can come at a price.
Pressure on Lennon to get it right
The board, surprisingly, are doing their part when it comes to backing the manager.
Fans who didn’t like Lenny’s style of play last season were well within their rights to moan.
At the same time, some of his backers were saying it wasn’t his team.
Lennon himself also said he wasn’t trying to change much when he took over.
Now, under his guidance, the manager is going under the spotlight and there’s no hiding place.
Failure to utilise his new players and bleed them into a successful team can be his downfall.
Everyone is hoping he will get it right.