Sky Sports pundit thinks Neil Lennon faces Celtic sack imminently

By John McGinley

January 4, 2021

Former Celtic player Davie Provan thinks Neil Lennon faces the sack and will soon be negotiating a severance package with Chief Executive Peter Lawwell.

Lennon is again under severe pressure after losing to Rangers at Ibrox at the weekend.

Celtic played well in the 1-0 defeat, but it leaves the team a massive 19 points behind in the league, albeit with three games in hand.

That’s too much damage to Celtic for Provan, who reckons the manager is now on the way out.

Writing in The Scottish Sun yesterday, the Sky Sports man said: “He has been around the block often enough to know it’s over for him at Parkhead.

“Three days into the New Year, Celts are out of the Champions League, Europa League, Betfred cup and title race.

“No Hoops manager survives that type of failure. The streetfighter in him refused to concede the title, but his next fixture will be with Peter Lawwell to agree a severance package.

“Lennon will deserve every penny. He accepted a no-win situation by replacing Rodgers and got the job done.”

Celtic sack still feels distant for Neil Lennon

I’m afraid I have to disagree with this assessment.

Despite severe problems on the pitch this season, the club have not indicated that Lennon is on his way out of the club.

They released a statement late last year to say his role would be reviewed in January, but there’s been an upturn in form since then.

Yes, the Rangers result was a blow and, yes we’ll likely lose the league.

Neil Lennon at Glasgow Airport ahead of the Celtic Dubai trip / (Photo by Craig Williamson/SNS Group via Getty Images)

However, it’s more likely Lennon stays until the end of the season than packs his bags now.

Whether that’s the right decision or not is up for debate. There’s a strong argument to start building for next season now.

However, Lennon and his squad will feel there are points to fight for this term. I can’t see Celtic throwing in the towel on this current project yet.

In other news, Celtic have released new training footage from Dubai.