Celtic boss Neil Lennon has admitted that a permanent Parkhead exit for Boli Bolingoli isn’t definite.
The Hoops’ investigation into the player’s breaching of government guidelines in relation to the global health pandemic is set to conclude.
Boli was last week smacked with a three-match suspension as well as a further two-game ban suspended until February 28th (BBC).
And all eyes have now turned to what Celtic do regarding the defender’s future. Speaking after the 3-0 win over Motherwell this afternoon, Lennon was asked whether Boli’s time in Glasgow was up permanently.
As quoted by the Daily Record, the Celtic manager said: “I wouldn’t be so definite (on Boli’s Celtic career being over), but it might be something we think about, that’s for sure.
“There will be a disciplinary sanction from the club. We will take stock of things over the next week or so and take a decision on what we do.
“We are going to think about it very, very intensely and make a decision in the next week or so.”
Lennon clearly still undecided
The decision here may not even lie solely with Lennon. It could be that the Parkhead hierarchy feel that Boli has tarnished the club’s reputation too much to stick around.
As things stand, it’s clear that even the manager isn’t certain as to what’s next. However, at the same time, Lennon appears to be open to sending Boli on his way after his embarassing jaunt to Spain earlier this month.
In truth, Boli has had a part to play in everything that’s gone wrong this season. Not getting more games under our belt in the run-up to the Champions League clash against Ferencvaros wasn’t ideal for a start. We could’ve seriously used those matches against St Mirren and Aberdeen respectively.
In addition to that, despite our still healthy position in the Premiership table, we’ll remain six points behind Rangers without being able to do anything about it until October.
Time is supposed to heal all wounds, but even time may just baulk at the operation needing done on Boli’s disastrous body-blow to the club.
The verdict from Celtic is going to be extremely interesting. It’s anyone’s guess as to what happens next, that’s for sure.