"You're asking all these negative questions" - Neil Lennon loses patience with BBC reporter after Celtic draw

By John McGinley

December 6, 2020

Celtic manager Neil Lennon grew fed up with the line of questioning of BBC reporter Kheredine Idessane this evening after a dire 1-1 draw at home to St Johnstone.

Now 13 points adrift from Rangers at the top of the table, with two games in hand, the pressure is growing more and more severe for the manager.

Idessane, understandably, questioned the manager on his Celtic future.

After being asked if he feared his time is up, Lennon told BBC Scotland: “I don’t fear anything. You’re asking all these negative questions Kheredine, you’re asking questions about my job.

“The club have already come out this week and said they back me, what more do you want them to do?

“I agree, the results aren’t good enough, it will improve, I have no question of that, whether it’s on me or not, we’ll wait and see. But I cannot answer the questions that you’re asking.”

Unfortunately for Neil Lennon, his players and the Celtic board, difficult questions are all they are going to be asked at the moment.

With many fans calling for change and our season rapidly unravelling, speculation about the manager’s job will continue.

It must have been difficult for the Bhoys boss to come out and speak to the media after witnessing his team fail to win again, but all this goes to show that even he is running out of reasonable answers to the important questions.

Celtic boss Neil Lennon vs St Johnstone / (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

In my opinion, Celtic cannot continue to let the manager shoulder this season’s failure alone.

He has to take responsibility for results, but the custodians of the club must step in, take him out of the firing line and relieve him of his job.

This is the only way that Celtic are going to be able to move ahead positively and with some degree of reasonable hope.