Neil Lennon has apparently revealed that Celtic haven’t been speaking to any other managerial candidates.
This comes after a tweet from Clyde 1’s Superscoreboard stated that Lennon was told by Dermot Desmond that the club haven’t been talking to anyone else. That’s despite the fact that Lennon is still to win over many supporters, and question marks continue to hover over performance levels.
Of course, that wasn’t the case today. Lennon’s side mauled Aberdeen 3-0 in their Scottish Cup semi-final clash. It was by far the best performance of the Northern Irishman’s interim reign.
And Superscoreboard revealed Lennon’s update on the managerial search on Twitter.
Neil Lennon says he's spoken to Dermott Desmond who said any speculation about other mangers being spoken to is nonsense.
— Superscoreboard (@ClydeSSB) April 14, 2019
Nothing too alarming
For those who still don’t want Lennon to be named permanent manager, don’t be too frustrated by this. Just because Celtic may not be talking to anyone, doesn’t mean they haven’t identified suitable targets.
Whether Lennon likes it or not, he still has a big job to do. If he fails to see the treble treble through, it’s difficult to see where his case for the permanent role sits.
If the conversation between Lennon and Desmond happened, the majority shareholder is quite right to tell him that. The current interim boss was building up to a huge semi-final today, and is in the midst of a tricky run-in.
Big games are aplenty between now and the end of the campaign. It’s only right that Desmond would try and calm any concerns Lennon had over potential rivals for the job.
But, of course, that’s not to say Celtic won’t have candidates identified to talk to come the end of the season.
So it’s no surprise if this conversation between Desmond and Lennon did indeed happen. Hopefully, it’s not something to overly worry about.